ATHENS, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Hans Backe has been sacked as coach of Greek club Panathinaikos after just four games in charge.
The club said the 54-year-old Swede, who was appointed just over a month ago, would be leaving with immediate effect.
His assistant Jasminko Veli will take charge of the team in Sunday's Super League game against Panionios.
Backe paid the price for an indifferent start to the season in which Panathinaikos lost 2-0 at home to Ionikos and drew 1-1 at home in Thursday's UEFA Cup tie against Ukrainian side Metalurgh Zaporizhzhya.
Panathinaikos are now seeking their fifth coach in two years.