Transatlantic friendship has brought Jaime Vera back to Greece

Is a strong friendship between two former soccer players enough to make one of them heed the other's call and travel to work together on the other side of the world? Jaime Vera proves so, as the 56-year old Chilean manager has left his homeland to travel to Greece for work, in response to the call by OFI technical director Yiannis Samaras and his more famous son, and is now close to saving the historic Cretan team from relegation.

Soccer players often make friends in teams that last for long. It is less frequent for those friendships to be between different nationalities. Even less, when it concerns a local and a foreigner, and it becomes quite special when these two players become the godfather of each other's son...

This is the story of Vera, who three decades ago became the godfather of former Greece and Celtic striker Giorgos Samaras before Yiannis Samaras named...

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