Manuel Jimenez set to coach AEK Athens

AEK Athens says Manuel Jimenez will sign a contract on Saturday

to coach the Greek club.

State-run television says the 46-year-old former Spanish

international will commit to a two-year contract with an annual

salary of ?750,000 ($1 million).

Jimenez will replace Dusan Bajevic after the 62-year-old Bosnian

Serb quit on Sept. 27 following complaints his players had ignored

his instructions in a 3-1 loss at newcomer Olympiakos Volou.

Jimenez also used to coach Sevilla.

AEK is currently seventh in Greece’s 16-team league standings,

five points behind leader Olympiakos. AEK also plays in the group

stage of the Europa League.