Gus Poyet is new manager of AEK Athens
Former Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has taken over as manager of AEK Athens in a deal which was finalised on Thursday.
The former Chelsea and Tottenham player had also been linked with the vacant Aston Villa job,
However, it is understood that Poyet turned down this role and instead decided to resume his career in Greece, where he is expected to take over from outgoing manager Traianos Dellas.
Poyet is ready to go back into management with AEK, who are currently third in the Greek Super League, eight points behind leaders Olympiakos after eight games.