THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek club PAOK has fired coach Giorgos Donis after a surprise Greek Cup semifinal loss.

The 43-year-old former Greek international took over the northern Greek club at the start of the season, finishing second in the 16-team league behind champion Olympiakos.

But the club's management said it has replaced Donis with caretaker Giorgos Giorgiadis on Monday after a 2-0 loss to Asteras in the Greek Cup semifinals two days earlier.

Asteras faces Olympiakos in the final on May 11.

Giorgiadis will coach PAOK during the league playoffs for a spot in the qualifying round of the Champions League.