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Lemonis called in to rescue Omonia's season

Published: Tuesday 17 March 2009, 17.55CET
Former Olympiacos CFP defender and coach Panagiotis Lemonis has been appointed as the new coach of AC Omonia, with the Cypriot team having parted company with Nedim Dudić ahead of the end-of-season play-offs.
Lemonis called in to rescue Omonia's season
New Omonia coach Panagiotis Lemonis ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 17 March 2009, 17.55CET

Lemonis called in to rescue Omonia's season

Former Olympiacos CFP defender and coach Panagiotis Lemonis has been appointed as the new coach of AC Omonia, with the Cypriot team having parted company with Nedim Dudić ahead of the end-of-season play-offs.

Panagiotis Lemonis has been named the new coach of AC Omonia, with the Cypriot team having parted company with Nedim Dudić on Monday ahead of the end-of-season play-offs.

Club statement
Former Olympiacos CFP defender and coach Lemonis, who was in charge of APOEL FC in the 2002/03 campaign, has signed a two-year contract, with a club statement saying: "Omonia have reached an agreement with Greek coach Takis Lemonis that will run until summer 2011. Lemonis will take up his coaching duties tomorrow."

Miserable run
The 49-year-old Lemonis, who has also led Panionios GSS, Kallithea FC, Levadiakos FC and Skoda Xanthi FC in Greece, will look to restore confidence following the departure of Dudić. The Bosnia-Herzegovnian coach stepped down after a run of disappointing results, culminating in a 3-0 Cypriot Cup quarter-final defeat by APOP/Kinyras Peyias FC followed by a 2-0 league loss to the same opponents. Omonia are second in Division A, five points behind leaders APOEL, but still in contention for a first title since 2003. The end-of-season play-offs, starting this weekend, see the top four teams take their points totals into a final round-robin tournament, whereby they play each other twice, with the first-ranked side afterwards receiving the title.

Last updated: 18/03/09 14.44CET

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