Tusker coach Matano unmoved with Koops link

Besieged Matano tells Goal that he has a binding contract with the brewers that ends next year and that he was concentrating on next league match

Besieged Tusker FC coach Robert Matano remains unmoved by reports that he could be replaced at the club.

The self proclaimed ‘Special One’ insists he has a binding contract at the Ruaraka-based club until next year and is concentrating on preparing a winning side for Saturday's match against Western Stima at Bukhungu Stadium.

"I am least bothered by such reports. I cannot stop the club management from talking to anyone. As for me I have a job and remain determined to complete the season well against Stima.

"After the season we intend to carry out an evaluation of our performance and see where we went wrong with the hope of doing better next season,” Matano told Goal on Thursday.

Matano said it is wrong for anyone to blame him for the poor performance this season insisting that the players should be squarely blamed.

"My players have taken things for granted and generally exhibited a wrong attitude and I should not be blamed for this. The fighting spirit was long gone as they appeared content. No coach can change this attitude.”

Nairobi City Stars and former AFC Leopards’ tactician Jan Koops has been linked with a move to the former champions. The Dutchman has told Goal that he will quit City Stars after Saturday’s match against Chemelil Sugar the clearest indicator that he is set to join Tusker.

"My agreement with City Stars was for two months and this comes to an end after Saturday's match in Chemelil. I have already told the management and will tell the players before we play on Saturday.

"At the moment, my focus is to help City Stars survive and then we can think about the future. Let us talk about this next week," he said when pressed further.