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Ex-Celtic boss Neil Lennon reveals overseas job offers

NEIL LENNON has revealed he has offers to manage in Turkey, Greece and South Korea before taking the reins at Omonia Nicosia.

The Northern Irishman had a spell of the game after being sacked by Celtic in February last year before opting for a managerial return to Cyprus last month.

The former Hibernian boss admitted he felt inspired by the career of current Parkhead manager Ange Postecoglou when he decided to coach overseas – adding he never missed no offers when looking for work abroad.

“I love this whole opportunity here,” Lennon told the Scottish Sun. “When you look at what Ange Postecoglou did at Celtic, I was offside and I thought, ‘Why not try something different?’

“Ange has worked in Australia, Japan and now Scotland.

“I thought, ‘Why not?’ to work abroad. I know it’s not one of the best leagues, but it could lead somewhere if things go well.

“I had options in South Korea, Greece and Turkey.

“I’ve been here for over a month and I haven’t regretted a single day. It revitalized me.

“Omonia were champions last year, but the season was not good for various reasons. I have reconstruction work to do.

“Winning the cup would be special, would give me as much satisfaction as anything. But I won’t look too far ahead.

“We have two games to make a final and that’s a great motivation. I know what it would mean for everyone here to be successful.

“If we don’t win the trophy, the most important thing is to build a team to win back the league next year.”