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Uzoho’s Coach At Omonia Nicosia Lennon Sacked

Uzoho’s Coach At Omonia Nicosia Lennon Sacked

Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho’s head coach at Omonia Nicosia Neil Lennon has been sacked by the Cypriot club side after seven months in charge.

Omonia Nicosia made the announcement soon after a 1-0 home defeat by Nea Salamis that leaves them seventh in the Division One table.

Former Celtic boss Lennon led Omonia to Cypriot Cup success in May.

Last week Lennon almost guided Omonia to a shock 0-0 draw against Manchester United in the Europa League but eventually fell to a 1-0 loss thanks to a Scot McTominay late strike.

The statement from Omonia read: “We inform you that we have agreed with Neil Lennon to stop our collaboration,” the club said in a statement on their website.

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“Unfortunately, the ongoing competitive instability and the significant losses of points in the championship are the main reasons that made us decide to end our partnership.

“Mr Lennon has written his name in the history of Omonia and deserves the respect and recognition of all of us. Our paths separate, but the memories of our collaboration will unite us forever.

“We sincerely thank Mr Lennon for his contribution and wish him every success in his future career.”

Lennon signed a deal to take him up to the end of the 2023-24 campaign when he was appointed by Omonia in March.

He had been out of management since stepping down from his second managerial spell at Celtic Park just over a year before that.

Lennon led Celtic to 10 major trophies across his two stints as manager, winning two league titles, two Scottish Cups and a League Cup having returned to the club in February 2019 following the departure of Brendan Rodgers.

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  • pompei 2 years ago

    Lizard that thinks it is a crocodile.
    Omonia (OMO ONIYA) too wanna bam bam. They wanna chill with the big boys.
    Since Lennon can’t win them the Europa league trophy, he gats to go!
    Successful clubs that win big trophies invest heavily in top coaches and players. Are Omo Oniya ready to do this?
    Let us see who Lennon’s replacement will be.

  • pompei 2 years ago

    While it’s good for a club to be ambitious, there is also a need to set realistic targets.
    Lennon looked like a good match for Omo Oniya. Almost snatching a draw at Old Trafford is evidence that Lennon was moving in the right direction. Sacking him will only make sense if they can get a coach with much better pedigree. However, even the best coach can not perform a miracle with a mediocre squad of players. If Omo Oniya want success overnight, then they need to pony up the funds to get the coaching personnel and the players that can get them where they want to be.

    • @pompei are you saying our own uzoho can’t get them to where omo oniya like you said wants to be?

      • pompei 2 years ago

        Yinkus, without Uzoho, Omo Oniya o ba je babanla iya at Old Trafford. Uzoho saved them from a big embarrassment. But Uzoho on his own can’t do it all. He needs good players on the pitch, and a good coach directing the team. Same can be said of the coach. Even Klopp can’t do anything if the players available to him are not up to the task.

        • Omo9ja 2 years ago

          Pompei, omato ijó three kę. How are you doing my man?

          Well, the club must have a reason for sacking the coach.

          I hope the club get it right otherwise, the management may regret their action in the end. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

          • pompei 2 years ago

            Omo9ja, ojo kan pelu. How body?
            Let us hope awon Omo Oniya know what they are doing over there, especially for Uzoho’s sake.

          • Omo9ja 2 years ago

            Omo Oniya indeed. Orukó ómó lo nro ómó lolz. I hope so. Take care my friend. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • pompei 2 years ago

    For the benefit of the non-Yorubas in the forum, OMO ONIYA = SUFFERHEAD PIKIN.
    Let’s hope awon Omo Oniya have not shot themselves in the foot with this decision.
    Time will tell.

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