Thursday Sep 17, 2020. 16:00
Belgian coach Luc Eymael says he has been approached by Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia over possibly succeeding current manager Steven Polack.
Eymael, who was accused of racism at the end of his last post in charge of Tanzanian giants Young Africans in July, told Goal that he was contacted by the KPL club.
Polack was recently given leave by K’Ogalo to visit family in Finland and remains the incumbent, though there are rumours that his tenure has effectively come to an end.
“I just finished to play a bit of tennis now to relax a bit my head, and I can confirm I had contact with Gor Mahia but they seem very reluctant and I don’t know why they are reluctant to take me in as their coach,” Eymael explained.
“I think I deserve the job because without being arrogant there is no coach in Kenya who has my titles [six in number] and they are playing in the Caf Champions League and I know they already have a budget but we didn’t discuss it, I just presented my CV and they said they will think about it.”
Asked why he wants to handle K’Ogalo, Eymael said: “I am ready, you know I am currently jobless and I have to work and Yanga did not fulfil their promise in June and July and not only that there is another problem because we have to settle our issue [with Yanga] through the law and we need to work.
“I need to work now, I need a job and Gor Mahia playing in the Champions League has also interested me and that is why I am ready to handle them.”
He added: “I think I have improved a lot since I came to Kenya, I have gained experience, and a lot of things, I also got my Pro licence, and yes I think I have improved myself and I can help Gor Mahia, I can help any team, and that is my thinking.”
The 60-year-old has worked in the Kenyan Premier League before, taking charge of AFC Leopards in 2013.