Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has indicated that the club will name its new coach by Wednesday September 3.
“I do not want to say much because we haven’t finalized issues yet, but what I can tell you is that we have narrowed down to four applicants, and we shall be announcing the name of the successful coach by Wednesday,” Rachier said to the KPL website.
Former coach Zdravko Logarusic is among the leading contenders and is perhaps the strongest candidate due to his familiarity with “the terrain”. Loga is also tha fan favourite because he never lost to arch rivals AFC Leopards.
Another strong candidate was former Gor Mahia player and former coach Zedekiah Otieno. But Secretary general Chris Omondi has strongly hinted that the likely candidate is a foreigner.
“The shortlisting is complete and we are now sending interview emails, but there is one particular foreign coach with whom we are having direct communication with and unless something changes, he will succeed Williamson as he looks well qualified,” he said to the KPL site.
Amrouche Hits at Logarusic
Immediate former Harambee stars coach Adel Amrouche who had been rumoured to be a candidate has said he is not interested and claims he is still attached to Harambee stars. And he went a step further to state that Logarusic is not a good candidate for the job
“I still have contract with FKF and I am not interested to coach a club in Kenya yet. I respect Gor Mahia a lot but in my opinion Loga can be good solution for the club”, he stated to futaa.com
Gor Mahia will need the new coach to hit the ground running as they face what is likely the most critical phase of the league this year as they play four matches in 10 days.
Sun 14-09-14 15:00 Tusker vs Gor Mahia Kasarani
Wed 17-09-14 16:00 Gor Mahia vs Ulinzi Stars City
Sat 20-09-14 15:00 Gor Mahia vs Chemelil Sugar City
Wed 24-09-14 16:00 Gor Mahia vs Bandari City
Sat 20-09-14 15:00 Gor Mahia vs Chemelil Sugar