By Otieno Otieno
Briton Frank Nuttall will on Wednesday be unveiled as the new Gor Mahia coach, Goal can exclusively reveal.
The coach was recommended to the club by former head coach Bobby Williamson. He was interviewed on Tuesday culminating in his appointment at the hot seat.
Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier confirmed the appointment late on Tuesday hours after the talks ended.
“I can confirm that Nuttall will be unveiled as new Gor Mahia coach on Wednesday,” he told Goal.
The Briton has an impressive background and holds a Uefa Pro coaching licence, the highest qualification in Europe.
He has been working as a Fifa coaching instructor for the last two years. He has also worked at various clubs among them Newcastle, Middlesbrough, England U-20, U-17 and U-18 national teams.
He has also worked in Asia for a number of clubs. He takes over the hot seat with the aim of helping Gor Mahia retain KPL title which the club won last year.
Additional changes in the bench include return of Tom Ogweno, and appointment of Mathew Owino Ottamax as goalkeeper trainer.
Tom Ogweno joins the bench as a physical fitness trainer. He was Team Manager in 2012 when K’Ogalo finished 2nd in Kenyan Premier League.
Former Kenyan international goalkeeper 'Mathew Ottamax' Owino on the other hand replaces Salim Iddi, who has been given his pink slip. Before joining Gor, the former shot stopper was serving in the same capacity at premier league side Nairobi City Stars.
Nuttall who played professional football for Celtic Football Club from 1985 to 1987, becomes the fourth foreign coach to manage K’Ogalo under the reign of chairman Ambrose Rachier, after Cameroonian Anaba Awono (2011), Croatian Zdravko Logarucic (2012) and Williamson (2013).