Zimbabwean giants Dynamos have fired coach Lloyd Mutasa, bringing in their junior trainer Lloyd Chigowe as interim coach, while they negotiate with Philemon Mutyakureva for a permanent role.
With Dynamos flirting with relegation with just a point above the drop zone, Wednesday’s 0-0 draw with Bulawayo Chiefs at home was the final straw for Mutasa.
He was first sacked in May by former club executive president Kenny Mubaiwa, before being brought back by the powerful board of directors, leading to the abrupt resignation of a frustrated Mubaiwa.
Dynamos chairman Isaiah Mupfurutsa told Zimbabwean publication The Herald that they had done everything to support Mutasa who could not deliver.
“I think you are all aware that Dynamos is sitting in a position that is not usual to it. It’s a position which is not acceptable and it’s a very embarrassing position,” Mupfurutsa said.
“The technical team which was there was given enough space, enough time and enough resources for it to perform. The players that are in the Dynamos squad, all of them, were registered basing on his (Mutasa’s) recommendation.
“But with all these resources available, the results were still not coming. We can’t really say he is not a good coach but I think it was just not his time, it was not his year and we felt that we needed to do something about it, probably change the voice in the dressing room and this is what we have done exactly.”
Dynamos have seven league games remaining as they battle for survival. Mutasa, a Zimbabwe national team assistant coach, was in his third spell as Dynamos coach, his first stint being in 2011 before bouncing back in 2016.
This completes a week in which another Warriors assistant coach Rahman Gumbo has also been placed on special leave by South African National First Division side Witbank Spurs.