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Former Gor Mahia coach Frank Nuttall joins race to take over at AFC Leopards

4:17 PM MYT 10/10/2018
Coach Frank Nuttall celebrates with his assistant Frank Ouna after winning 2016 title unbeaten
A top Ingwe official has confirmed to Goal that indeed the Scot tactician has inquired about the vacant role at the club

Former Gor Mahia coach Frank Nuttall is now the latest to be linked with the vacant role at AFC Leopards.

Nuttall, who won back to back titles with Gor Mahia, that includes the 2015 crown that saw the team finish the season unbeaten, is said to be keen to steady the ship at The Den.

A top Ingwe official has confirmed to Goal that indeed the Scottish tactician has inquired about the vacant role at the club. “Nutall is keen to come and coach AFC Leopards. He even called one of our officials but we have not made up a decision. He is among the many coaches that have shown keen interest to join AFC.”

Apart from Nutall, AFC Leopards have also been linked with a move for Mathare United coach Francis Kimanzi and Melis Medo of Nakumatt. “The list is very long and we cannot say anything for now. I can only assure the fans that we will get a good coach to take us places next season.”

AFC Leopards are without a coach after parting ways with Rodolfo Zapata late in September. The Argentine was the third coach to leave The Den during the 2018 season.

AFC Leopards have already set a record of hiring and firing coaches in Kenyan history. Prior to elevating Dennis Kitambi to the acting role, the team was under Briton Stewart Hall. Ingwe had also hired Dutchman Pieter De Jongh in June 2014 but dismissed him after six months with Juma Abdallah taking over.

Croatian Zdravko Logarusic replaced Abdallah in February until October 2015 when Jan Koops temporarily served before Belgian Ivan Minnaert arrived in February 2016. Ezekiel Akwana, Dorian Marin, Tom Juma and Robert Matano followed suit but as usual, none lasted a full season.