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Walter Rautmann dumps Swazi champions

Posted: 11 February 2010 Time: 10:25

Walter Rautmann has walked out of Mbabane Swallows just days before the Swaziland outfit's CAF Champions League clash with SuperSport United.

The former Black Leopards mentor had been tasked with assisting Swallows to prepare for the first leg encounter in Mbabane on Sunday.

Reports from Swaziland are that Rautmann was involved in nasty scuffle with Swallows' Malian coach Alou Bandara on Tuesday during the team's training session at the Somhlolo Stadium.

The former Moroka Swallows coach confirms to KickOff.com last night that he was back in the country and had left Swaziland because of the poor relationship with Bandara.

"I couldn't continue working in such unbearable conditions. I was only asked to help the club for the game against SuperSport, but the man seemed to think that his job was in jeopardy and made things difficult for me continue working at the club."

Swallows general manager Sandile 'Beyond 2000' Zwane also confirms to KickOff.com that Rautmann had left.

"Yes, it is true that Walter has left the club but we are still awaiting an official report from the manager to establish what happened between the two coaches.

"It is really sad for us to lose a coach like Walter Rautmann whom our players had grown to love. He has installed sense of belief and confidence among the players ahead of the game against SuperSport United.

"For him to leave us just before the game against SuperSport United makes the situation even worse."

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 11:00 am
This is Crazy! Does it mean that their coach is not good enough to guide the team against Supersport? If so, was it ever explained to him that he's being employed nonetheless will be hired an assistant coach from time to time when deemed fit by management?!

Was the coach unable to install a sense of belief and confidence in his players?! then just fire the guy...

That's so unprofessional...Big up for the Malian for defending his integrity as a coach...

How would this Rautmann feel if the tables were to be turned around?!
Anonymous
posted: 11:41 am
South African coaches never act professionally. They easily fall onto being used to remove other professionals (coaches) from their jobs. Usually the pretences used are either " They will oversee...", "..He will be the technical director..", "...They will asses Santana...". Or worse still "..Now that the team has qualified for w/cup 2002, Jomo will take over as care taker coach...". So this Ruutman was hoping to take over from Malian coach after superspot game. R***sh. To h*ll with Ruutman.
Anonymous
posted: 12:02 pm
South African coaches never act professionally. They easily fall onto being used to remove other professionals (coaches) from their jobs. Usually the pretences used are either " They will oversee...", "..He will be the technical director..", "...They will asses Santana...". Or worse still "..Now that the team has qualified for w/cup 2002, Jomo will take over as care taker coach...". So this Ruutman was hoping to take over from Malian coach after superspot game. R***sh. To h*ll with Ruutman.
Anonymous
posted: 12:33 pm
The Malian Badara is not a coach but an agent. I think Mbabane Swallows had realised that and wanted to rope in Rautman. It was a good and calculated move!!!!
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