Eymael leaves Stars, hopes for PSL stay
Posted: 12 November 2018 Time: 03:02 pm
Luc Eymael says there is interest in his services from Egypt, but he hopes to continue coaching in the PSL following his departure from Free State Stars.
Eymael, who guided Stars to Nedbank Cup honours last term in his first season in Bethlehem, confirmed his exit from the club on amicable terms on Monday afternoon, not long after Black Leopards severed ties with Joel Masutha.
Ea Lla Koto are ninth on the league table with 13 points from 14 games, having suffered a second straight loss on the weekend with a 1-0 home defeat to SuperSport United.
"I have come back from the office now, we decided to part ways with Free State Stars on mutual agreement," Eymael tells KickOff.com.
"So it's a good thing that we have no dispute and we found an agreement, official papers will be signed tomorrow. Yes, we decided to part ways, you know the results were not what we expected. But I want to thank the committee of Free State Stars for the support and especially my players for what they did last season, it was a fantastic season.
"I want also to thank all the fans of Free State Stars for the support and all these things. Yes, they will keep a place in my heart. I was happy to work here and I think the football part it's better to separate now than in two months or in one month.
"You know now it's FIFA break so we have time. Rantsi [Mokoena] will have time to find a coach, and me I will have time to look for another team. Tomorrow I will go to greet my players. It's very important to stay on good terms.
"It's a bit sad because it's before CAF but for the rest you know it's a good thing, because if you have a feeling that it's a good time to separate it's better to separate in mutual agreement than with the disputes in the past I had. We will sign official papers tomorrow.
"I will stay minimum until the end of the month and longer perhaps because if I get another team I will stay longer. I have contacts here, I have contacts abroad. I got contacted already from Egypt but let's see. My first preference is to coach in South Africa. My good friend, I already told you that I like your country. But we'll see because Egypt is also a very good league huh," concludes the Belgian.
Eymael initially joined Stars in August 2017, taking over the reins two games into 2017/18 from Sammy Troughton. The side finished sixth in the Absa Premiership standings last campaign.