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AEK replaces coach Ketsbaia with Jose Morais

AEK replaces coach Ketsbaia with Jose Morais

AEK announced on Tuesday it has replaced manager Temuri Ketsbaia with Portuguese coach Jose Morais.

One day after rising to joint second on the table beating Larissa 2-1 away – both goals coming from Vangelis Platellas – AEK announced it was parting ways with its Georgian manager, who paid the price for the poor performance at the 3-0 loss to Olympiakos over two weeks earlier.

Within just three hours Morais was at the AEK headquarters and agreed to sign a contract with the Cup holders up to the end of the season, with an option for one more year.

Morais is a Jose Mourinho understudy having been his assistant at Porto, Inter, Real Madrid and Chelsea. He has recently managed Antalyaspor in Turkey and Al-Shabab in Saudi Arabia.

Another managerial casualty of the weekend was Nikos Papadopoulos of Iraklis, who quit after the 1-0 loss at PAOK. He is replaced by youth team coach Yiannis Amanatidis, a former Greece striker.