AbsaPrem : Belgian coach Luc Eymael part ways with Polokwane City
Polokwane City have finally agreed to part ways with Belgian coach Luc Eymael after months of tension
The Belgian resigned from his post on and joined Bloemfontein Celtic. Eymael was seen taking notes in the stands at the Nedbank Cup clash between Celtic and Buya Msuthu.
Polokwane City insisted that Eymael still has a valid contract with them and, as a result, cannot work anywhere else.
Polokwane City lodged a complaint with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) regarding the matter
Eymael was ordered by the Premier Soccer League to return to the Limpopo side, having initially dropped them to join Bloemfontein Celtic earlier this year.
But on his return, Belgian coach Luc Eymael was made to feel like an outcast at Polokwane City and was even allowed to conduct training sessions
The two parties have agreed to part ways even thou the details around the settlement were not made public
Eyamel’s contract with the team was due to end next year June.
Previously City had demanded a whopping R2-million for Eymael’s services
“Yes, we met and had a lengthy discussion about what transpired and both parties expressed their views,” said Mogaladi told The Weekly
“Contrary to popular belief, there was absolutely nothing wrong with how we acted. Eymael was still contracted to us, as it’s the case now and for him to up and leave as if there was no contractual obligation between us was totally wrong and even he has admitted to that during our discussion.”
“Just because you and I don’t see eye to eye on team matters doesn’t give you the right to up and leave as if we are boyfriend and girlfriend whereas we’re in a marriage and tied for a certain period of time. It doesn’t work that way,” cited Mogaladi.
“You can’t force someone to do something if he doesn’t want to, the consequences would be disastrous,” said Mogaladi who added that going separate ways was in the best interests of the team.