Courtesy of Standard Sports: Nairobi:
Every time Gor Mahia coach Zradvko Logarusic goes on holiday doubts emerge on whether he will come back.
It is not different this time again after the coach failed to return as expected yesterday and, instead, wrote an email to club chairman Ambrose Rachier complaining about a number of issues including lack of a formal contract.
Logarusic, who also expressed fears over his future at the club, claiming that a section of its officials would want to see him go, further insisted that he wants a return ticket to Croatia in case he falls out with Gor before the season ends.
He also revealed that the club has never got him a work permit and has always lived in Kenya on a tourist visa.
“Dear chairman, I send you a copy of my tourist visa and a copy of my plane ticket to confirm that your coach does not have a work permit and has been operating here as tourist.
“I don’t know whether your officials understand that for one holding a tourist visa, they are required to hold a return ticket because I have tried to sort it out with them in vain,” said part of Logarusic’s email written to Rachier.
The Croat claimed part of Gor Mahia officials have always stood on his path to get a new contract after allegedly boycotting the signing of a new one.
“In this regard I cannot risk coming back to Kenya without a return ticket because if half of the office don’t want me anything can happen.”
Contacted, Rachier, while admitting that club does not have a formal contract with Logarusic, assured that they are working on the same and the delay was occasioned by failure to agree on some issues.
“We are yet to sign a formal contract with the coach this time around because he brought up some issues which were not in his previous contract. We have not agreed on these issues and once that happens, the signing can go ahead,” said Rachier.