NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -Cyprus champion AEL Limassol says former Porto defender and Portugal international Jorge Costa is the new coach.
The 41-year-old Costa's career success and ambitious outlook will be a boon for AEL, says club spokesman Ploutis Avraam.
Avraam says the "needed" coaching change bodes well for AEL since Costa is a known quantity to the team, in which most of the players are Portuguese.
Costa takes over from Cypriot Pambos Charalambous, who last year guided AEL to the Cypriot championship after a 44-year dry spell.
Costa doesn't have time to settle in on Wednesday, a day before AEL faces Turkey's Fenerbahce at home in a Europa League Group C match.
Fenerbahce and Marseille lead the group with four points each. AEL and Borussia Monchengladbach have one point each.