Former Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has been sacked as the manager of Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia two months after taking charge of the club.
The 61-year-old signed a contract until 2022 in early November but his new team have struggled since his arrival, losing their last four matches has left the club in 11th place on the table and four points above the relegation.
A statement released by the Nicosia-based club said: “
The Company APOEL FOOTBALL (PUBLIC) LTD announces the end of its cooperation with coach Mick McCarthy
“We wish Mr. McCarthy and his assistant Terry Connor good luck.”
He was due to be replaced by Stephen Kenny after the Euro 2020 finals but the plan was accelerated after the coronavirus pandemic saw the tournament pushed back a year.
’s departure is a blow to Ireland international
recently joined the club and he made his debut as a substitute in APOEL's 2-1 defeat to Doxa on Tuesday night.