PSL : Coach substitution time at Free State Stars, Sammy Out, In Comes Eymael

PSL : Coach substitution time at Free State Stars, Sammy Out, In Comes Eymael

Sammy Troughton becomes the first coach in the 2017/18 Season to fall on his sword

Free State Stars have confirmed the appointment of Luc Eymael as their new head coach who will replace the outgoing Sammy Troughton.

Free State lost to Amazulu in the opening game of the season, 1-0.

Troughton led Free State Stars on Wednesday night to an impressive 2-2 draw against PSL champions coming from behind. Bidvest Wits one man down in that game.

The free state side has collected only one point out of the possible six

A club statement read:

Free State Stars Football Club confirms the appointment of Mr. Luc Eymael as the new Head Coach of the team.

The Coach and club have entered into a two-year contract and we trust and believe that with his experience, passion and work ethic he is the right person to take Free State Stars back to winning ways.

It is however with regret that we had to terminate our contract with Coach Sammy Troughton as the mutual feeling was that the two could not work together because of their different philosophies of football, as the saying goes: “There can only be one bull in a kraal’ and the two coaches’ belief that they are both head coaches and as a result it would have been difficult for Coach Sammy to work under Coach Luc as an assistant.

We want to take this opportunity to thank Sammy for the effort and the role that he played in helping FSS prepare for the 2017l18 season and most importantly we would like to take this opportunity to wish him the best of luck for his future endeavours.

Eymael’s first game in charge will see Stars welcome Mamelodi Sundowns to Goble Park on September 13 with his aim for the season to finish in the top half of the table.

Kick off is at 19:30.