Bobby Williamson offered two year contract as Scot reveals to Goal "it will be a pleasure to handle K'Ogalo' and admits holding talks with club's top brass
By Otieno Otieno
Former Uganda Cranes coach Bobby Williamson has confirmed he met Gor Mahia officials in Nairobi on Thursday to discuss a possible move to handle Kenya’s top club.
The Scot tactician has exclusively confirmed to Goal that 'it will be a pleasure working with the top club if and when a deal is concluded.'
"It is true I met Gor Mahia officials in Nairobi and we discussed my intended move to the club. It would be a pleasure to work with the club which is one of the biggest in Kenya.
“Gor Mahia is a top club with a massive following and any coach would be interested to be part of that family. I have been following keenly the club’s activities while in Uganda and I know they won a double and were on the verge of winning the league last season.
“I will definitely be looking forward to a new challenge working with a club and not a national team,” Williamson said in reference to his five year stint with Uganda Cranes.
A top Gor Mahia official also confirmed meeting with the Scot but insisted that there was no conclusion to the talks though a two year deal has been offered to the coach to consider.
"We had a closed door meeting with him for a better part of Thursday but did not conclude the talks since there are a few things to be sorted out. During the talks we offered him a two year contract for him to consider.
"We expect to conclude the talks by Saturday," said the official who asked not to be named since the matter has not been concluded.
Gor Mahia are desperately looking for a replacement for former coach Zradvko Logarusic, who was sacked for allegedly absconding duty.
Williamson lost Uganda job in April after handling the Cranes for close to five years winning four Cecafa Cup titles and twice missed taking the country to the finals of Africa Nations Cup by a whisker in (2012 and 2013).