Portuguese coach Victor Salvado: I am disappointed at 'missed opportunity' to handle AFC Leopards

Salvado has blamed decision by top Ingwe management to revoke his appointment to take charge of the team on breakdown in communication
Portuguese coach Victor Salvado has confirmed to Goal.com that AFC Leopards have been in touch to confirm they no longer require his services as manager of the side.

Salvado looked set to take charge of the KPL club after beating a host of local and foreign candidates for the coaching role in December, but the appointment process hit a snag soon thereafter.

Through Vice Chairman Walter Onyino, the club revealed that after clarification, their were doubts that Salvado - who's been handling third Division clubs in Portugal - was the ideal person to steer the team to greater heights.

"Salvado intentionally lied to us with the intent of getting the job. AFC Leopards is a big club and whoever, handled a third tier club in Portugal is not qualified to guide it,"
Onyino told Goal.com.

Salvado however, blames this predicament on breakdown in communication stating that he is clearly disappointment.

"I am told the club has pulled the plug on this appointment. I am disappointed. I had great plans for this team and a well laid down project."

"I've always been serious with people from the club, do not know why this confusion arises. I have coached Sporting Covilha Portugal D1, Benfica B, league of honor, Portugal, and also been to Africa to teach coaches, is this not not enough?"

AFC Leopards are now set to elevate assistant coach Tom Olaba, who has prepared the team througout pre season, to caretaker coach with the club's executive committee set to meet on Wednesday to plan the way forward.