Ex-Sunderland boss to hold further talks with AEK Athens, despite Aston Villa speculation

Gus Poyet
Gus Poyet

Former Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is expected to hold further talks with Greek side AEK Athens, despite being linked with managerless Aston Villa.

Poyet is one of the names mooted to be under consideration by Villa after the dismissal of Tim Sherwood on Sunday.

The Uruguayan has been out of work since being sacked by Sunderland in March and is keen to return to the dug-out.

But AEK, rather than Villa, appear to be in pole position to land Poyet, with the 47-year-old due to hold further talks with the club.

Poyet is understood to have held initial discussions over the weekend, and is now expected to fly out to Athens for more detailed negotiations.