Club chairman Ambrose Rachiel reveals to Goal that the Croat tactician is yet to sign a permanent contract with the Kenyan premiership outfitBy Otieno Otieno
Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has admitted that the club does not have a formal contract with coach Zradvko Logarusic since they have not agreed on certain issues.
Rachier however, dismissed claims that Logarusic does not have a work permit pointing out that the club always gets one for him whenever he is in the country.
The Gor Mahia chairman was reacting to an exclusive by Goal on Wednesday where the Croat tactician raised a number of issues he wants sorted out before he returns to Kenya.
“It is true that we have not yet signed a formal contract with him because when we sat down to negotiate a new one, the coach brought in some issues which as a committee we had not agreed on.
“However, a contract does not have to be written for it to be legal and so far whatever we have agreed on, the club has gone out of its way to fulfill the requirements,” explained Rachier.
The coach was given an improved Sh500, 000 a month salary contract when he returned to Nairobi at the beginning of the year.
Regarding the coach’s work permit Rachier said: “We always get him three month work permits and if there is a problem we can always sort it out within the shortest time possible. He is still our coach and we are expecting him back to go on with his job,” added the official.
Rachier said he cannot comment on claims by the coach that half of the club’s administrations do not want him insisting that it could be a perception.
“As the chairman of the club, I want to say that we have no problem with him. If he feels that some people don’t want him there is no way I can tell for sure,” said Rachier.