Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon was left heartbroken after his Omonia Nicosia side were beaten in injury time by Manchester United. Scotland Internationalist Scott McTominay scored in the 93rd minute to seal the three points for the Old Trafford club.
This is the Irishman’s first job since leaving Celtic in late February last year with the season all but over, having imploded in the search for a tenth consecutive title. This lead to an enormous amount of disharmony at the club, something that Ange Postecoglou has done well to remedy. Lennon, however, has already won the Cyprus Cup as well as taking them to the Europa League. Former Celtic employees Garry Parker, Gary Hooper and Adam Matthews are all with Lennon in Cyprus and will be gutted by this result but it was an impressive performance from his team.
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Lennon won ten titles with Celtic, eight Scottish Cups and three league cups in two spells as manager and as a player. He will always be a Celtic legend but it was clear that his time as manager was up. Lennon will be recognised for all that he has done for the club but it may take some time as the 2020/21 season was incredibly tough for everyone involved.
This could have been one of the greatest results in Omonia’s history and Lennon will certainly take the plaudits for taking them this far. Just a week ago, his side fell to a 3-2 defeat to Man Utd but they were leading the game at one point. The Irishman will be hoping to beat Sheriff and obtain a Europa Conference League Play-Off spot but will need to top the 3-0 defeat to go through in the head-to-head.