Kavala turns to Okuka

Greek first division club Kavala announced Serbian Dragan Okuka would be taking over as its new coach on a two-year contract.

Financial terms of the contract were not revealed by the club which managed to get through four coaches last season.

Okuka, 56, takes over from Cosatas Tsilikas who picked up the reins in April after the sacking of Dutch coach Aad de Mos. Yiannis Papacostas and Vangelis Goutis also had spells in charge.

The Serb's previous clubs include Polish side Wisla Krakow, Cypriot outfit AC Omonia and, most recently, Lokomotiv Sofia.

"I am very pleased to have come to Kavala, a team which played well last season in the league," Okuka said. "I will do everything possible to continue this tradition at Kavala. The team has very good players,"

Kavala enjoyed a successful first season in the top flight in 2009-2010, finishing sixth and notching up a memorable win over eventual champion Panathinaikos.