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.
“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.