This is the effort of the Cypriot coach in Omonia
By Petros Papagiorgis
New order of things in Omonia. Sofronis Augusti took charge of the team's fortunes yesterday, replacing Yannick Ferrera who replaced Neil Lennon. The third change of coach in one season is a consequence of the tragedies that happened this year in the building called the football department.
The situation is not good at all and in the games remaining in the league and cup the demand is to change this status
Sofronis Augusti, (the experienced, capable but also knowledgeable of the conditions experienced by a large team in a period of difficulties), will be called upon to manage a situation, with players he will find on the roster, attitudes that he will have to root out, but also inspire the team, so that it can be led to success again.
Omonoia is looking for a coach, who can bring out the fighting spirit from the players. Like Henning Berg did for example the year the team won the title.
The team has forgotten how to manage a game properly, doesn't react well defensively when conceding a goal and is more likely to concede a goal afterwards , rather than succeeding.
The situation is not good at all in the remaining league and cup games. The point is to change this situation. And the team to pursue its achievable goals. The task of the coach and the players is difficult. Just think that the upcoming matches include three encounters with APOEL (two in the cup and one in the league).
Along with Sofroni, August new faces at “Ilias Pullos” are Miguel Bentoya, assistant coach and gymnast Ioakeim Ioakeim.
Today (Tuesday) morning, he takes over the team with training and on Friday he will carry out official bench debut with Aris. Yesterday he watched the match between Doxa and Aris with Simos Tarapoulouzis and Ioakeim Ioakeim.
The recruitment announcement of Sofronis Augustis does not clarify the time frame of the agreement. This may mean that he will be judged along the way by the new technical director whose arrival in Cyprus, the “greens” await in the next 15 days.
The responsibility of the footballers
The management found a coach who may not be a heavyweight name but he is (based on his work) a coach at the height of the team.
From now on it is also the players' responsibility to raise the team . That's their job. Until now we have not realized that they meet their responsibilities. Of course, I am not sure if anyone held them strongly accountable.