-- Ketsbaia Replaced by Morais --
Temur Ketsbaia only lasted a few months at AEK after the club announced the parting of ways with the Georgian manager. The club wasted no time in finding Ketsbaia’s successor as they announced that Jose Morais will be the new manager of the club.
Temur Ketsbaia’s future at AEK was hanging by a thread after their 3-0 thrashing at Olympiacos a couple of weeks ago. After another unconvincing performance at Larissa, where AEK won 1-2, the club has decided to part ways with the Georgian manager. According to sportfm.gr, the club felt that a change in management was needed sooner rather than later as the Kitrinomavri contest this year’s Superleague title. Ketsbaia was informed of the news this morning by technical director Daniel Majstorovic and the club’s official announcement soon followed. Ketsbaia took over AEK early in the summer and was in charge of the Enosi for 7 games, recording 3 wins, 2 draws, and 2 losses with 8 goals for and 6 goals conceded.
Ketsbaia will not remain without a job for long as Anorthosis will likely be the next stop in his coaching career. Ketsbaia has already come in contact with the club’s president after the Cypriot side also sacked their manager, Antonio Puche, earlier in the day.
The vacancy at AEK was quickly filled as the Enosis announced their new manager, Jose Morais, shortly thereafter. The Portuguese coach signed a deal until the end of the season with a one year extension option. The 51-year old has been an assistant to Jose Mourinho for a total of 7 seasons (considered his “best student”), from 2003-2004 at Porto, 2009-2010 at Inter Milan, 2010-2013 at Real Madrid, and 2013-2014 at Chelsea. At Porto and Inter Milan he celebrated the Champions League title. As a head coach he has worked in Portugal, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, the National Team of Yemen, and most recently Turkey with Antalyaspor, where he resigned a few days ago. He will be the man in charge with hopes of leading AEK to the Greek Superleague title