NEIL LENNON has revealed that he had offers to manage in Turkey, Greece and South Korea before he took up the reins at Omonia Nicosia.

The Northern Irishman had a spell out of the game after being sacked by Celtic in February of last year before opting for a return to management in Cyprus last month.

The former Hibernian boss has admitted that he felt inspired by current Parkhead manager Ange Postecoglou's career when deciding to coach overseas - adding that he had no shortage of offers when looking for work abroad.

“I love the whole opportunity here," Lennon told the Scottish Sun. "When you look at what Ange Postecoglou has done at Celtic, I was out of the game and thinking, ‘Why not try something different?’.

“Ange has worked in Australia, Japan and now Scotland.

“I thought, ‘Why not?’ to working abroad. I know it’s not one of the top leagues but it could lead to somewhere if things go well.

“I had options in South Korea, Greece and Turkey.

“I’ve been here over a month and haven’t regretted a single day. It’s revitalised me.

“Omonia were the champions last year but it’s not been a good season for various reasons. I’ve got a rebuilding job to do.

“Winning the cup would be special, give me as much satisfaction as anything. But I won’t look too far ahead.

“We’ve got two games to make a final and that’s a big incentive. I know what it would mean to everyone here to be successful.

“If we don’t win the trophy, the bigger picture is about putting a team together to win back the league next year.”