AEK Athens Part Company With Manolo Jimenez

Greece has once again proved the instability within the league by witnessing the departure of Spanish coach Manolo Jimenez just a few days after getting champions AEK Athens to the league title. AEK Athens have been able to claim the league title for the first time in 24 years as they won the championship this season. However, it is reported thatJimenez demanded a huge improvement in salary and the club failed to meet those expectations. As a result, it is expected thatJimenez will make a return to Spanish football with Las Palmas, who have just been relegated from the La Liga, keen to have him for a push for promotion.

Jimenez is no stranger to Greek football after having been in charge of AEK Athens back in the 2010-11 campaign. He came to back to the club in January 2017 and helped them to reach the group stages of Europe following a six-year absence. The team managed to achieve this status by reaching the Europa League play-offs by beating Club Brugge KV. Continue reading AEK Athens Part Company With Manolo Jimenez

Panserraikos Have Better Chance Of Beating Kallithea

Greek soccer side Panserraikos have stronger chances of defeating Kallithea when both sides meet, according to bookies. Despite Kallithea playing at home, they are believed to have just 26 per cent chance of defeating their rivals compared to Panserraikos’ 57 per cent.


The football league clash slated for March is expected to be an exciting one.From their previous clashes, this forthcoming game would definitely be a cracker, especially as both sides would be hoping to get the better of the other. Kallithea had several opportunities to kill the game when they played Panserraikos last but they failed to convert them. Panserraikos also could have gotten a winner but they were not as sharp in their attacks so the game ended 1-1 with both sides sharing the spoils.
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Boca Juniors Fail to Sign Paraguayan Defender from AC Milan

Boca Juniors have given up on the prospect of signing Gustavo Gomez, as AC Milan have been steadfastly refusing to sell the player. The 24-year-old has been subjected to much interest from Argentina outfit Boca Juniors, who have been keen to take the player back to South American football. After starting his career with Libertad in 2011, the defender made the switch to Argentina outfit Lanus in 2014. He spent two years at this club, but it is here where he rose to prominence. In just two years, he made close to 100 appearances for the club and scored three goals.

The performances led to the attention from AC Milan and several other clubs from European football. Milan were finally able to secure his signature in August 2016 for a fee of around € 8.5 million. Thus, he became the first player from Paraguay to represent the iconic Italian outfit. He made his debut for Milan just a few weeks after signing for the club. However, a torrid run of form for AC Milan coupled with vast changes to the ownership and management led to Gustavo Gomez falling out of favour on a consistent basis. In the last two years, he has represented Milan in just 21 games. As a result, he was expected to be sold in January.
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Arsenal failed with deadline-day move for Greece international

Arsenal are deemed to have failed with a deadline-day approach to pursue Greek defender Kostas Manolas from AS Roma. The centre-back had emerged as a transfer target for the Gunners during the dying stages of the transfer window, but they could not convince the Giallorossi into a sale.

According to Sky Italia, the north London side turned their attention to the former Olympiakos man after they failed with a bid to sign Jonny Evans from West Bromwich Albion. However, their attempt to sign Manolas also went in vain with the Italian outfit having little time to find a possible replacement.
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Kostas Manolas wants Roma to play their A game versus Lazio

Greek centre-back Kostas Manolas has said that Roma must produce their best performance of the season if they are to come up triumphs against Lazio in the Derby della Capitale. The Giallorossi have won nine of their 11 matches this term and the form sees them just five points behind leaders Napoli with a game in hand. In the lead-up to the Lazio game, the Giallorossi defender urged his teammates to give their best showing of the campaign in order to beat their Capital rivals, he said: “We must give our heart and our playing style, so hopefully at the final whistle we will be the winners.

“It doesn’t matter who we are facing, we have to play our football and do our best, so we’ll give everything today. Every victory is important. Naturally, the derby also gives extra confidence, passion and motivation. We all want to win. To achieve that, we need our best performance of the season.”
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Mark Warburton Confident of Playing Time forVellios

Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton claims that he is confident thatApostolosVellios will get his opportunities at the club if he continues to work hard.


Nottingham Forest have made a good start to the season and it is largely down to the club’s incredible strength going forward.

Even though there are plenty of quality forwards at the club, Nottingham Forest have been able to benefit immensely from the presence of Daryl Murphy. The summer signing from Newcastle United caused the club only around £ 2 million, but he has able to score four goals in just seven appearances for the team.

As a result,Warburton has not been able to provide plenty of first-team opportunities forVellios. The Greek international came up with six goals in his first season with Nottingham Forest in the 2016-17 season. He had come from Iraklis for around € 1.2 million. The lack of any first-team minutes with Nottingham Forest this season is starting to threaten his place in the Greek squad for the national team. Continue reading Mark Warburton Confident of Playing Time forVellios