Neil Lennon may have been out of work for a while after his departure from Celtic, but it hasn't taken him long to add to his sizeable medal collection as a manager.
The Armagh man left the Glasgow club in February of last year with Celtic 18 points behind Rangers in the title race. Despite leading the team to three trophies shortly after his return to replace Brendan Rodgers mid-season, his second spell at the club was seen as a disappointment overall.
Lennon was linked with a number of jobs in the months after his dismissal, although it would over a year before he finally took moved to another club. It has worked out well for him so far.
Neil Lennon leads Omonia Nicosia to cup glory
Lennon arrived at Omonia Nicosia with the club in a fairly difficult position. They were in the bottom half of the league in danger of being relegated due to the structure of the Cypriot First Division, where teams are placed into two separate leagues after 22 league games. The bottom team in the lower division is then relegated.
However, results picked up to a remarkable extent after his arrival. The club have lost only one of their fixtures since the 50-year old's arrival to finish just outside the top half, a period which also included a run to the Cypriot Cup final.
Without a trophy since 2012, they would emerge victorious in yesterday's game after a penalty shootout win over Ethnikos Achna.
They will also be in the Europa League play-offs next season as a result.
Omonia Nicosia, 2022 Cypriot Cup Champions ✨🏆💥
What a job this man is doing… pic.twitter.com/BLWg1RWzGE
— Kieran (@Kieran_Sellick) May 25, 2022
Neil Lennon sees red in Cypriot Cup final
While it was a fantastic occasion for Lennon and the club, it was not without its bumps along the way.
Lennon did not see out the entirety of the contest on the sideline, being sent to the stands after receiving two yellow cards in quick succession.
The first came after he was reprimanded for remonstrating from the sideline. After the initial booking was produced, the manager then went on to sarcastically applaud the referee which lead to a second yellow card.
Lennon was incensed, having to be dragged off the pitch by members of his staff.
Neil Lennon being sent off for what looks like a Pingu impersonation 🐧 pic.twitter.com/fL1onove2o
— Derek Clark (@derekclarksport) May 25, 2022
While a sideline ban may be incoming, we doubt he will be too concerned with that at the moment.
Managerial stints in Cyprus are usually quite short, although Lennon is certainly off to an excellent start.