Bobby Williamson not interested in Yanga job


courtesy of the scotsman.com

FAR-TRAVELLED Scottish manager Bobby Williamson has turned down the chance to take over the helm of Tanzanian champions Young?Africans.

The ex-Hibernian and Kilmarnock manager led Gor Mahia to their first Kenyan championship for 18 years earlier this year. He has already rejected the chance to move to Tanzania to manage Simba, but was offered an even more lucrative job at their ambitious Dar es Salaam rivals Young Africans, who axed Dutch coach Ernie Brandts last week.

The club – known as Yanga – play in a 60,000 capacity stadium and have ambitions of mounting a challenge in the African Champions League.

But the former Rangers and West Brom striker insists he is not ready to leave Kenya yet. He said: “I can assure you I am here to stay and any reports linking me to another club are not official. Yes, teams have sought my services but I have a job to do at Gor for now.”

Williamson has also managed Uganda, Chester City and Plymouth Argyle.

7 thoughts on “Bobby Williamson not interested in Yanga job

  1. What do you mean with “The club – known as Yanga – play in a 60,000 capacity stadium and have ambitions of mounting a challenge in the African Champions League”

    Yanga has never won any African accolades as compared to Gor Mahia and I can assure you that Gor Mahia at anytime will prevail against Yanga.

    Bobby can go but Gor Mahia will continue to shine.

  2. Rich EXECUTIVE COMMUNITY POOR CLUB.
    From the comments of none other than AR, it seems its the EC( rather AR) that wants to part with BW.
    Could it be that with the ‘boring’ style of play GM exhibited in winning the Title after an 18 year drought BW is not worth his high salary of +500,000/ month.
    Am sure GM can get a very good coach for less. Whichever way it goes TIME WILL TELL

  3. @ oduor 12,a team is judged by the number of trophies it has won.Playing sexy football but winning no trophies is nothing.There were games last year when our boys were totally outplayed but eventually they prevailed.Ask Arsenal fans the distress they have experienced in the past few seasons when they played great football and got no results.

  4. These Tanzanian teams are troublesome. We need to come together to enhance Gor Mahia resource and financial base as Oduor12 has described hapo juu

  5. 500,000 Kenya shillings is not alot of money if the results are there gor mahia is a big club coz that way even the performing players can be paid good salaries like serenkuma receiving like kshs.200,000 as the highestv paid player that we can keep the best players in the kpl

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