Friday, 8th October 2010

Greek side AEK Athens have pulled off a coup with the appointment of Manolo Jimenez as their new coach. The Athens giants had been searching for a new boss after Dusan Bajevic, the Serbian coach who holds legendary standing in the Greek game, quit.

Jimenez is expected to sign a two-year contract with AEK and will earn in the region of €800,000 per year, with bonuses able to send this even higher. For a coach in Greek football, this is a not insignificant sum.

The 46-year-old was in charge of La Liga giants Sevilla between 2007 and 2010, with his reign coming to an end in March this year. Jimenez is widely considered to be an excellent coach with a bright future ahead of him and is remembered fondly by Sevilla fans.

AEK will hope that the Spaniard can help to lead them up the Greek Super League table and soon begin to challenge for a Champions League spot.



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