Gor Mahia coach Frank Nuttall has rubbished rumours that he is intent on leaving the club. Nuttall, who is only holiday in Scotland dismissed such reports as falsehoods.
“I have been informed about various stories circulating in the media concerning my relationship with Gor Mahia including falsehoods and inaccuracies that may be attempts to discredit me and tarnish my good name,” said Nuttall according to the Standard.
Nuttall whose contract runs through 2016 thanked Gor Mahia fans for supporting him.
“Such stories are being monitored and those circulating such falsehoods and inaccurate information are advised to stop. Once again, I would like to thank the true fans of Gor Mahia for all their support and assure them that I have an existing contract until December 31, 2016 which I intend to honour.” he continued.
The report will come as good news to Kogalo fans who deem Nuttall as the single most important component of what has turned out to be a very successful season for Kogalo. But much to the chagrin of Gor Mahia fans, the club has been trying to get Nuttall to take a pay-cut.
A Gor Mahia official confirmed to the Standard that the club has been trying to get Nuttall to take a paycut.
“We cannot afford to pay him anymore. I am aware that a letter was supposed to be sent to the coach last week asking him to take a 50 per cent pay cut or forfeit his contract.We have an option in place and are just waiting to see how it goes with Nuttall”.
Nuttall is paid Ksh 650,000 per month and an additional ksh 600,000 per month for accommodation.
This will not sit well with fans. Rather than ask the coach to take a paycut, the club should be more aggresive in soliciting funds from fans. Moribund initiatives like the paybill number should be re-activated.