The three-time All-Ireland winning manager is believed to have wanted a new three-year term, with county board officials only prepared to offer him only one year at first, though they met halfway
last night when it was confirmed that he would continue in the role for the next two seasons.
Anastasiades greeted the people gathered at the crossing and was applauded by the crowd as he crossed into the Green Line where he was met halfway
by Akinci and they headed off for coffee under the media spotlight.
It was his first start since permit holder Robin Mathew sent him to david Bridgwater, who said: "Robin thought he wanted three miles and I thought he wanted two, so we met halfway
He said Saad Hariri's recent positive approach and readiness for dialogue with Hezbollah was met halfway
by the party and other political groups.