Jimenez to fill AEK Athens hotseat

AEK Athens announced on Thursday that former Sevilla coach Manolo Jimenez will arrive in Greece on Saturday to sign a two-year contract.

No financial details of the deal were revealed by the team but local press reports said the 46-year-old coach would be paid €800,000 a year plus bonuses if the team does well.

Jimenez - who played over 350 matches for Sevilla and was capped 15 times including at the 1990 FIFA World Cup™ finals - replaces Serbian coach Dusan Bajevic who quit the team last month after the club's poor start to the season.

Jimenez, who was sacked by Sevilla in March this year after a run of poor results though he took them to the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League, was preferred to former Lyon and Rangers manager Paul Le Guen.