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Ex-Celtic defender and Coventry City boss Steven Pressley agrees new deal to stay on with Pafos FC in Cyprus

STEVEN PRESSLEY is staying on as head coach at Pafos FC in Cyprus after penning a new one-year contract.

The former Celtic, Rangers and Hearts defender joined the top-flight outfit on a short-term deal in February with the club locked in a desperate relegation battle.

But the 44-year-old helped steer them well away from trouble and into the semi-finals of the Cyprus Cup to earn himself fresh terms.

The ex-Falkirk, Coventry City and Fleetwood Town boss was out of management for 18 months, and missed out on a return to Hearts in that time, before landing the move abroad.

And he is thrilled to have secured a longer stay on the Mediterranean island.

He said: “Everything is agreed now on a one-year deal, with a one-year option, and I’m very happy to be staying.

“It was a huge challenge going over there but I think we made a good impact.

ACHIEVEMENT

“There were challenging circumstances. We had 20 out of a 23-man squad coming out of contract in the summer, and the vast majority of those leaving the club at the end of the year.

“So, from a managerial perspective, it was very challenging.

“But I think that we, as a group, and the players deserve great credit for it, worked in a very professional manner.

“When we took over we were two points above relegation and we finished 18 points above it.

“That, in itself, I think, was a good achievement.”

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