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Ex-Porto player Jorge Costa new AEL Limassol coach

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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.

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