Koops claimed he had a prior agreement with Tusker management to join the club and expressed shock that he was overlooked.
“I am very surprised by the decision announced by Tusker to appoint Kimanzi as head coach. We had an agreement that I take over and had even agreed on the signing fee and salary.
“It shows that you cannot trust some of these officials handling Kenyan Premier League clubs,” Koops told Goal.
Koops was highly tipped to take over the position and had even been offered a two year contract. However, Tusker chairman James Musyoki denied they had any agreement with Koops insisting that he was one of the coaches being interview for the job.
“We interviewed him alongside Francis (Kimanzi) and Zradvko Logarusic and settled on the former.”