-- Morais Resigns, Jimenez Set to Return to AEK --
After another disappointing result, AEK coach Jose Morais has resigned from his position. According to reports, it looks as if former AEK manager Manuel Jimenez will be making a return to the Kitrinomavri.
The Kitrinomvari have been in poor form of late as Jose Morais’ position at the club seemed to be hanging by a thread before today’s fixture away to Panetolikos. Today's defeat in Agrinio, second from two matches, put the nail on the coffin on Morais' coaching job at AEK.
Speaking at the post-match press conference, Morais said: “Due to the circumstances we find ourselves in, I am compelled to say that I cannot continue in my role. Tomorrow maybe I will talk with the chairman but I will no longer be the coach.”
Shortly after the match, Morais put in his resignation and AEK announced “AEK’s management accepts the resignation of the Portuguese technician, we thank him for his contribution to the team and we wish him good luck in his future career.” Morais took over AEK midseason after Temur Ketsbaia was sacked in October.
Accordings to reports, it looks as if former AEK manager Manuel Jimenez will be AEK’s third coach of the season. The two sides have agreed to a deal that will last until the summer. The agreement will also have an extension clause if the two sides seek to continue their partnership at the end of the season. Jimenez coached AEK from 2010-2011 after a 3-year spell at Sevilla. With AEK, he won the Greek Cup in 2011 while recording 25 wins, 8 draws, and 17 losses at the club.