Cyprus' ailing giants APOEL on Wednesday sacked former Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy as head coach after only two months in the job.
Former Republic of Ireland coach Mick McCarthy on Monday was named boss of Cypriot top-flight side APOEL in a surprise return to football.
The football players' union FifPro claims that three players have been diagnosed with serious heart conditions after being given "unidentified substances" intended to aid recovery by Cypriot clubs.
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The former Gunner, who also played for Turkish giants Galatasaray, was expected to sign for Northern Cypriot team Turk Ocagi Limasol when abnormal blood values were found during his medical.