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Lorens leaves Anorthosis

Published: Saturday 21 December 2002, 19.28CET
Anorthosis Famagusta FC coach Edward Lorens has resigned after only four months in charge.

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Published: Saturday 21 December 2002, 19.28CET

Lorens leaves Anorthosis

Anorthosis Famagusta FC coach Edward Lorens has resigned after only four months in charge.

Anorthosis Famagusta FC coach Edward Lorens has resigned after only four months in charge.

Turbulent season
The Polish coach stepped down at the refugee club today after a disappointing 2-2 draw against Ethnikos Achnas FC in the Cypriot Cup group stages as Anorthosis continue to endure a turbulent season.

Financial difficulties
The Cypriot Cup holders have been hit by financial difficulties and in the last couple of months have seen three of their four Polish players, Wojciech Kowalczyk, Slawomir Majak and Mariusz Piekarski, leave the club after financial disputes.

Boardroom upheaval
To add to that, Anorthosis also saw their long-serving, influential chairman Kikis Konstantinou step down along with his assistant Christakis Pittas. Most damagingly of all, Anorthosis have slipped to fourth position in the league after a string of poor results.

Polish expedition
The 48-year-old Lorens worked as assistant to former national team coach Janusz Wojcik at Anorthosis last season before moving to Polish club FC Górnik Zabrze where he took the role of vice-president.

UEFA Cup campaign
He was finally persuaded to return to Cyprus to take the head coach role at Anorthosis, guiding the Cypriot club to the second round of the UEFA Cup, where they were knocked out of the competition by Portuguese side Boavista FC.

Last updated: 21/12/02 19.41CET

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