Jack Byrne has left Cypriot outfit APOEL Nicosia after just nine months at the club.

Byrne joined APOEL from Shamrock Rovers last January, penning a deal until the end of the 2022-23 season.

He linked up with Mick McCarthy, who handed him his international debut against Bulgaria in September 2019. The ex-Republic of Ireland boss had taken the reins the previous November, but he was gone just days after Byrne made his debut.

The Dubliner then suffered a herniated disc in March that required surgery and left him on the sidelines for a lengthy spell.

APOEL confirmed Byrne's departure on Friday afternoon, saying: "We wish Jack good luck in his professional career and personal life."

The Dubliner, who has been linked to a move to the MLS, will not be able to sign for a new club in Ireland or the UK until the next transfer window.

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