NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Omonia Nicosia has fired coach Dusan Bajevic after failing to repeat as Cyprus champion.
Omonia made the announcement on its website Thursday. It comes after Sunday's 2-0 loss to crosstown rival APOEL, which clinched its 21st Cypriot league title.
The 62-year-old Bosnian Serb, whose two-decade career in Greece earned him eight championships, took over Omonia in October amid high hopes that he would turn the club's fortunes around following a bad run under Takis Lemonis.
But a string of lackluster performances, including four consecutive draws, ended the second-place club's chances of catching up to leader APOEL.
Omonia, however, is in the Cypriot Cup semifinals.