Ethnikos Achnas and Cedomir Janevski part ways

Cedomir Janevski is no longer the manager of Ethnikos Achnas after the management of the club decided to make a change.

The 50-year-old Janevski was relieved of his duties by Ethnikos Achnas after the club went four games without a win in league play to drop to 12th place, out of 14 teams, on the table.  After Janevski took over in early October of last year, Ethnikos Achnas started to play better but the poor form over the past month forced the management to act and make a change.

There are four more games in the regular season and Ethnikos Achnas finds itself in a difficult position.  The bottom two sides, Ermis and Anagennisi, have already secured relegation in Cyprus but one more team will get relegated.  After the 26 rounds, the top twelve teams on the standings get divided in three groups of four.  The teams from 1-4 make up the championship group, 5-8 make up the placement group, while 9-12 make up the relegation group.

In the relegation group, each team will play six games (home and road encounters against the other teams in the group) and after those results, the team in 12th place also gets relegated.  The clubs from 9th to 12th place are only separated by four points right now but Ethnikos Achnas has struggled over the past month so the management is banking on a new coach to provide some spark.

According to reports out of Cyprus, Ethnikos Achnas has entered into discussions with coach Nicos Papadopoulos, the former manager of Olympiacos Nicosia who was also recently let go by his club.

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