Sacked Gor Mahia coach Zdravko Logarusic says he has no regrets losing his job at one of Kenya’s top clubs in the premiership.
The Croat tactician, who was relieved off duties on Tuesday after failing to report to work, says he had sensed things could not go his way when he boarded the plane to his native home for holiday.
“How should you expect a coach of a top club like Gor Mahia to work without a signed contract? Logarusic posed to Goal.
He continued, “Some top officials within the club have been plotting my downfall and wanted me out the soonest possible.
“I know there were some elements within the management who have been sabotaging me and wanted me out. I want to believe now that they are happy because I have been sacked. I never feared losing Gor Mahia job. It was a job I respected and was planning big achievements while at the club.
“For now, I have no regrets leaving the club. I wish Gor Mahia all the best and I pray that they win the league this season. Bobby Ogolla is a reputable coach, who can take the team places and I wish him all the best.
“Last season we came very close to winning the premiership crown but for now I depart from the team a very proud man. I managed to win two trophies – Kenya FA domestic Cup and KPL top 8 crown and went unbeaten for 22 matches.”
Logarusic was sacked via an email signed by club secretary General, George Bwana. "You have not returned to your coaching duties on the day agreed and as far as we are concerned, you have deserted work. The club has decided to relieve you of your duties with immediate effect
“We wish to thank Logarusic for the services he has so far rendered to the club and wish him well in his future endeavours. Bobby Ogolla will continue to handle the team as the search for a long term coach begins in earnest.”
Logarusic joined Gor Mahia last season after replacing Cameroonian coach Anaba Awono. He brought great success to the club winning two trophies - Kenya FA domestic Cup and the (KPL) Top 8 tournament.
Logarusic also helped the club to finish runners-up in the premiership missing the title by a whisker on the final day after drawing 1-1 with Thika United at City Stadium. With Gor, Logarusic went a record 22 matches un-beaten.