TP Mazembe coach Lamine Ndiaye resigns

The Corbeaux manager has stepped down after failing to qualify the outfit to the group stage of the 2013 Caf Champions League

TP Mazembe coach Lamine Ndiaye resigned from his post on Wednesday in the wake of internal crisis following the club’s elimination from the 2013 Caf Champions League.

In a statement released by the management, the Senegalese-born manager tendered his resignation to the club’s president Moses Katumbi, who refused to let him go but promised to offer him another job within the club.

“TP Mazembe president Moses Katumbi has revealed coach Lamine Ndiaye’s decision to resign and pending the appointment of a new coach, a staff has been appointed to take charge of the interim,” the statement read.

The statement said N’Diaye was deeply affected by the consequences of the club’s crashing out of the Champions League and the accumulation of internal problems, which prompted his decision to bow out.

The interim coaching staff is composed of Pamphile Mihayo David Mwakasu, Florian Mulot and Mandiaty Fall, according to officials.

N’Diaye was appointed in 2010, leading Mazembe to win one Caf Champions League title, two domestic titles and reaching the final of the 2010 Fifa Club World Cup.