AFC Leopards coach Luc Eymael: I am not worried of the sack

Despite failing to register a win since taking over coaching Ingwe, the Belgian insists he his not afraid of losing his job with a derby against Gor coming up

By Otieno Otieno

Under pressure AFC Leopards coach Luc Eymael has declared that he is not afraid of losing his job after failing to turn around fortunes of the club in the one month period he had promised when he took over.

When he arrived in the country to take over reigns of coaching the club, Eymael told in an exclusive interview that he was confident that the team will start churning out positive results within a month.

On Sunday, the team went down 2-1 to Nairobi City Stars and it was Eymael’s fourth match in charge since he took over from fired Tom Olaba, who was sacked for poor results.

The Belgian has overseen a 0-0 draw against Bandari, held champions Tusker to a 1-1 draw and lost to Chemelil Sugar 3-2 and Nairobi City Stars 2-1 in a KPL top eight and league matches respectively.

Eymael is facing an even tougher match when his side takes on arch-rivals Gor Mahia on Sunday in the first leg of the traditional premiership derby.

Asked on Tuesday if he is concerned about his position, Eymael said: “It is obvious that we are all under pressure because of the results on the pitch but I prefer the pressure to be on myself and not my players. Even though we have not won since I took over, there has been an improvement in the level of play."

“Having said that, I am not afraid to lose my job, I believe I have done my best but I am not on the pitch. I cannot score goals nor do I play as a goalkeeper to keep off  the opponents from scoring."

"If I am fired it is not a problem for me. I have a job back in Belgium a  big car and big house that I will simply go back to.”