Update: this article was published on the day as an April fools joke.

Prominent Greek shipowner, businessman, and sports figure Vangelis Marinakis, is exploring the acquisition of a football team in Australia, aiming to expand his sports portfolio beyond Europe.

Marinakis, known for his leadership at Olympiacos FC since 2010 and ownership of Nottingham Forest from 2017 on, is eyeing a strategic move into the Australian sports market. His interest in the Australian A-League underscores a potential shift in global football ownership dynamics.

Beyond his sporting ventures, Marinakis is also a key player in Greek media, owning Alter Ego Media, which includes influential newspapers like To Vima and Ta Nea, along with the TV station Mega.