Absa Premiership

Rosslee responds to critics

2015-06-05 12:04
Craig Rosslee (Supplied)
Craig Rosslee (Supplied)

Cape Town - Craig Rosslee has hit back at claims that the relegation of Moroka Swallows and AmaZulu were down to his shortcomings as a coach.

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The tactician began the campaign with Usuthu but departed the Durban club after they found themselves bottom of the Premiership standings, eventually moving to The Nest for the final six games of the season.

AmaZulu eventually went on to suffer relegation, and while Rosslee was able to at least take the Dube Birds into the PSL promotion-relegation playoffs, they were unable to retain their top-flight status after losing their final two matches.

Rosslee has since found himself the target of intense criticism, but the coach insists the teams' relegation to the National First Division is not solely his fault.

"I have been asked that but we haven't discussed anything with management. It was very disappointing [being relegated],” said Rosslee.

"I came here with six games to go and if someone asked me if I was responsible I would say if someone is drowning and me jumping in to save that person drowning and then I don't save the person so does that mean I am responsible for that person drowning?

"I wasn't there in the first place when that person fell in so for me in that reality I don't know what the management, board and everyone who makes decisions at the club will do.

"As I said before even if we had stayed up the decision on my future wouldn't have been made by now so I will take each day as it comes and play everything with an open mind and open heart."

Read more on:    amazulu  |  moroka swallows  |  psl  |  craig rosslee  |  soccer


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