Neil Lennon: Omonia explain sacking of former Celtic and Hibs manager just minutes after Nea Salamis defeat

Omonia Nicosia have sacked manager Neil Lennon after just seven months at the helm of the Cypriot outfit.

Neil Lennon has been sacked by Omonia Nicosia in the wake of another domestic defeat.
Neil Lennon has been sacked by Omonia Nicosia in the wake of another domestic defeat.

The former Celtic and Hibs boss moved to the Mediterranean island earlier this year, but despite guiding them to the group stages of the Europa League, Lennon has paid the price for poor form on the domestic front. Omonia are currently seventh in the table and lost 1-0 at home to Nea Salamis on Tuesday evening, just days after a narrow 1-0 defeat by Manchester United.

A statement from Omonia read: “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."