Toni Savevski dismissed as Omonia manager

Toni Savevski; photo: parted ways with manager Toni Savevski on Wednesday, bringing an end to his nearly 16 month tenure in charge of the Cypriot club.

Omonia announced on Wednesday that manager Toni Savevski has been relieved of his duties after a meeting between the board of directors.  Omonia had just lost 2:0 on Monday against heated in-city rival APOEL, so that was the final straw that led to the decision to dismiss the Macedonian coach.

After 13 rounds in the 2013-14 Cypriot season, Omonia finds itself in 6th place on the table with 24 points.  They have suffered three losses in the current campaign, all coming against rivals in APOEL, Anorthosis and Apollon.

The 50-year-old Savevski took over as Omonia manager in September of 2012, which was his second stint in charge of the club since he also managed Omonia from 2002-2004.  He lasted 16 months on his second tour of duty before his dismissal today.

Savevski was one of the best players to come out of Macedonia and had a successful playing career while suiting up for Vardar and AEK Athens.  After his playing career ended, he entered the coaching ranks and has managed the likes of AEK Athens, Omonia and Apollon.

Toni was one of the candidates that was mentioned for the Macedonian national team post, but since he was under contract at Omonia while FFM made its decision, the managerial job eventually went to Boshko Gjurovski.

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