Eymael: I wasn't being arrogant

Posted: 16 July 2018 Time: 12:00

Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael insists he was not arrogant when he said he can only entertain offers with interested teams before starting the pre-season with Ea Lla Koto.

READ: Itu explains Komphela shortcomings

Eymael had attracted interest from Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United and unknown teams from overseas at the end of 2017/18.

But the Belgian looks set to stay in Bethlehem for at least another season, with Chiefs having recently appointed ex-Stars mentor Giovanni Solinas to the Amakhosi hotseat.

READ: Kaizer explains Solinas appointment

"Some journalist and people were saying in the media that I was arrogant when I said if nothing [comes] before June 12, I will come back to Free State Stars," Eymael said.

"People were saying I was giving an ultimatum to teams. It was absolutely not that, it was just keeping my word because I promised to Rantsi Mokoena [Stars general manager]... We had a discussion. He knew which team was in contact with my agent and I promised him that I don't want to let him down.

"If something happens it must be before June 12. Some people didn't understand that and people were insulting me in the media but you see I came back to Free State Stars.

"That's the most important thing. I had offers from abroad."

Let the breaking news come to you! Sign up for KICK OFF SMS

Article by: Rofhiwa Lihaiwa

Related News

Terms of use:

The comments posted do not reflect the views of KickOff.com. Users are reminded that no misuse of this comment facility will be tolerated. Any abusive, racist, inflammatory, defamatory, discriminatory comments or hate speech will be deleted and the user banned.

If legally obliged we will hand over your information under the Protection of Information Act.

Please report abusive posts to editor@kickoff.com.