Champions League hopefuls Panathinaikos are on the verge of appointing Portuguese coach Jesualdo Ferreira as the new man in charge at the Greek powerhouse, if a report in Record is to be believed.
The reigning Greek champions are in the market for a new head coach because of the departure of Nikos Nioplias earlier this week. Both parties parted company in the wake of the club's 'disappointing' performances this term.
Pana currently sit joint first in the Greek league table with 21 points from ten games. Rivals Olympiacos have collected exactly as many points, but have one game in hand. Additionally, they sit last in Group D of the Champions League with two points from four games.
The 64-year-old Ferreira left Portuguese giants Porto for an adventure at La Liga side Malaga last summer, but the former Portugal under-21 coach got the sack earlier this month following the Spanish side's bad results.
Panathinaikos have yet to confirm the appointment of Ferreira as the club's new head coach, but an official announcement is expected to be released later on Wednesday.