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AEK close to inking new coach.....

After the departure of Fernando Santos to Benfica, Nikolaidis and Ivic went on a European odyssey to numerous countries to find the new coach.

The hiring of former Juventus assistant Jens Bansbo came firt, and now it appears former Barcelona and Betis coach Llorenc Serra Ferrer is close to signing a deal to take over the helm of AEK.

http://www.sportime.gr/football_insi...ticle_id=20007

If it falls through though, reports are that former Atletico Madrid coach José Murcia has already expressed his wish to move to Athens.

I can't emphasive how FANTASTIC is it to see coaches who've coached where they have willing to move to AEK and Greece. Bansbo was also a great move. It seems Demis is serious about turning AEK into a more Euro oriented club.

To pio omorfo pragma sto kosmo einai na agapas tin AEK!
Det Vackraste i den har varlden, ar att alska AEK!
Самая прекрасная вещь на свете, это любить АЕК!
La plus belle chose dans le monde est l'amour pour l'AEK!
La cosa piu' bella nel' mondo e' di amare l'AEK!
Dünya'da en güzel şey, AEK aşkı.
A legszebb dolog a világon az AEK iránti imádat.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old June 7th, 2006, 09:14
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They are taking their time though, aren't they?
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Trying to negotiate a proper contract I assume. We aren’t made of money...

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Serra Ferrer is officialy the new coach of AEK.
Good luck to him.
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What I'm wondering is if Bansbo and Ferrer can communicate with eachother... Hope problems won't arise because of this.

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old June 7th, 2006, 22:53
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Sera Ferrer is a great choice. A proper good coach.
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Wow!!To be honest I didnt expect you'll get him!Good luck to him (in the CL:P)
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What I'm wondering is if Bansbo and Ferrer can communicate with eachother... Hope problems won't arise because of this.
Well hopefully they can both speak English.

Ferrer wanted to bring along a trainer he had with him at Betis, and this was the biggest reason why it took so long to formalize the deal with him.

http://www.aekfc.gr/index.asp?a_id=74&n_id=2165

To pio omorfo pragma sto kosmo einai na agapas tin AEK!
Det Vackraste i den har varlden, ar att alska AEK!
Самая прекрасная вещь на свете, это любить АЕК!
La plus belle chose dans le monde est l'amour pour l'AEK!
La cosa piu' bella nel' mondo e' di amare l'AEK!
Dünya'da en güzel şey, AEK aşkı.
A legszebb dolog a világon az AEK iránti imádat.
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Good choice
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Surprising.

Serra Ferrer is an experienced coach. He started his career in Mallorca, where he did very well. Later he has been in many places. He had some good years in Betis, in his first period. His Betis played well and he even reached a Copa final.

Then he was in Barça's tecnical staff for several years, managing the youth system (the good results are evident) and the first team. Then he became the coach in the first year of Gaspart in the presidency, in the year 2000. He didn't do well, but I don't think he was the only one to blame.

Then he moved to Betis again and took them to the CL, after a great year in La Liga, where they played very good football. That year was special, because Betis won the Copa final too.

Last year they stuggled in La Liga and their CL campaign was poor, but their group was tough anyway (Chelsea, Liverpool, Anderlecht).

Serra Ferrer is a good coach, he has done very good things in the clubs he has been in. He's got experience. He's a good and honest man, who won't cause problems. Humble, good worker. He likes good football. All his teams played quite well, although his teams are ballanced.

He doesn't know the Greek league that well (I guess) and I'm sure he doesn't know the idiom. I don't know how your team is doing, but if you give him time, I think he can do nice things there, despite these problems.

Good luck.
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Well sir thank you very much for your input. Fans like us are searching for more info on the man as much as he is probably looking for info on the club and the league.

AEK finished 2nd last season behind Olympiakos but ahead of Panathinaikos and is in the 3rd qualifying round of the Champions League. Hopefully he has some connections for transfers this summer as AEK plays qualifying in August.

To pio omorfo pragma sto kosmo einai na agapas tin AEK!
Det Vackraste i den har varlden, ar att alska AEK!
Самая прекрасная вещь на свете, это любить АЕК!
La plus belle chose dans le monde est l'amour pour l'AEK!
La cosa piu' bella nel' mondo e' di amare l'AEK!
Dünya'da en güzel şey, AEK aşkı.
A legszebb dolog a világon az AEK iránti imádat.
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Hope AEK get someone decent, would love to see the Champions League draw specialists back in the competition!

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