World Football - Rocha steps down as Pananthinaikos coach

Panathinaikos coach Juan Roman Rocha has stepped down as head coach and returned to his previous role in charge of the Under-20 team, the club said on Monday.

The 66-year-old Argentine, who took control following the sacking of Jesualdo Ferreira in November after a bad start to the season, initially rallied the Greens but results have since been poor.

A statement on the club website said Rocha's replacement would be announced on Tuesday.

Local media reports said former coach Jacek Gmoch, 73, was a leading candidate to take charge for a third spell at the club.