Immediate past Kumasi Asante Kotoko coach Zdravko Lugarusic has explained the ordeal he went through before parting ways with the Kumasi based side. The Croat revealed been summoned by the club’s administrative wings to force him out of the club.
He earlier spoke on Kumasi based Otec FM before speaking to Nhyira FM on the circumstances that led to his departure from the club, the nomadic tactician pointed out the details in the build up to his termination. Zdravko Lugarusic pointed at two key pillars as the leverage around which his days at Kotoko depended on.
Micheal Osei and Shilla Alhassan
He went on to spill the beans on how his former assistants Micheal Osei and Shilla got out and into the team respectively.
“I never asked them to sack Micheal Osei as he was the best person to assist me”. I also did not sanction the appointment of Shilla Alhassan, I rather requested for a white assistant and they said they cannot afford but promised me they were bringing on legends of the club. Logarusic explained.
On His Resignation
“I was forced to resign from Kotoko. I was home when Kotoko people(Lawyer Boafo,Operations manager,Tom Krugger and Rosemond Padmore) came to my house with two letters that I should sign and I asked about my severance package which they have done Justice to it” Coach Logarusic told Nhyira FM.
The Croat resorted to an unfamiliar 3-5-2 system in his days as the head coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, a system many fans believed was not helping the team. Three wins and 3 drawn games in the opening 8 games however ended the marriage between the two parties , a decision which has been tagged as hasty by the pundits of the game.
Kumasi Asante Kotoko winless in the last seven matches in regulation time since parting ways with their Croatian import. Berekum Chelsea manager Steve Pollack and another unnamed Danish are reportedly gunning for the top seat at the media glued Kumasi based side.