Luc Eymael controversially sacked in Tunisia

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Head coach Luc Eymael has been controversially sacked by Tunisian club Stade Tunisien after just two months in charge.

The Belgian coach had joined Stade Tunisien earlier this year in July.

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The former Free State Stars and Polokwane City coach revealed his contentious sacking had nothing to do with on-field results.

"I'm still currently in Tunisia sorting different paperwork and everything," Eymael tells Kickoff.com.

"The problem is that two weeks ago a new president was elected as the head of the club. This new president parted ways with everybody that had been employed by the previous president.

"He parted ways with the kit manager who had been there since 18-years-old. He parted ways with the team manager, a former international player who was also there for 16 years. He even parted ways with the security guard who worked at the stadium.

"He wanted to part ways with the club secretary but couldn't as she was not employed by the club, but by the municipality.

"He fired a full-time staff and the people who were working with me were all Tunisians, with some former players."

Eymeal also shared his disappointment at the manner of his exit from the club.

"It's a very hard decision you know, you want to be judged on results," Eymeal added.

"You want to be judged by your quality, but no you are judged because you signed for the club under the previous chairman.

"Here it's not like in South Africa where clubs belong to families or a company. Here the club doesn't belong to a chairman, the chairman has a mandate of three years.

"But the previous chairman was here for a long time and this was not his first mandate.

"I have been fighting for my money and my staff. The chairman refused to pay my staff just because they were engaged with the previous chairman.

"My staff also didn't have contracts so he didn't want to pay them. But I had a contract so he was obliged to pay me."

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