Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia have sacked former Republic of Ireland coach, Mick McCarthy after only two months in charge of the club.
McCarthy’s dismissal comes after the club’s 2-1 defeat at Katokopia to Doxa on Sunday.
In a short statement, the club said:
APOEL announces it is ending its cooperation with coach Mick McCarthy. We wish Mr McCarthy and his assistant Terry Connor all the best.
The former Ireland manager joined Cypriot champions Apoel in November after signing a 19-month contract which was expected to end in May 2022.
McCarthy, a former Ireland international, twice coached Ireland as well as Sunderland, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Ipswich in England.
Apoel, the island’s most successful club, were 10th in the 14-team league with two wins from eight games when the 61 year-old Barnsley native took over in November.
Under McCarthy they fared no better, as they managed only two more wins from their next eight league games and have now dropped to 11th on the league table.