AEK Athens Bring in ManoloJimenezFor the Third Time

AEK Athens have decided to bring in Manolo Jimenez as the coach for a third time. The Greek super league team decided to go for a managerial change after Marinos Ouzounidis decided to step down from his role, as a result of the club failing to find a consistent run of form this season. The team has been struggling through the campaign and they have been able to pick up only 37 points from the 19 matches so far. This inconsistent run has resulted in the team following an incredible 14 points behind table leaders PAOK.

Jimenez was first in charge of the team during the 2010-11 campaign. During this period, he was able to win the Greek Cup with the team. This was followed by a second spell in January 2017 when he was able to lead the club to their first league title in almost 25 years. However, there was a setback for the team during that season since the club lost to PAOK in the Greek Cup final. The 55-year-old will be hoping for more success in his third spell, but he also comes into the club had a difficult time. He has been able to only agree an 18 month contract with the club with the option of an additional year if both parties are interested.

The champion has returned home. The AEK family wishes Manolo good luck in his third term in the club and hoping to add another title like the previous two,” read a statement from AEK. The first match for Jimenez will be against Atromitos Athens for the quarter finals of the Greek Cup. This will be the first league match. It should be noted that Jimenez began the season as the manager of Las Palmas but he did not last beyond November.