Absa Premiership

Celtic: Clinton's decision wasn't anticipated

2015-11-24 10:22
Clinton Larsen (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bloemfontein Celtic CEO Khumbulani Konco admits that they did not expect Clinton Larsen to hand in his resignation.

Larsen had reportedly been under pressure after a difficult start to the season in which they only managed four wins from their opening 11 league games.

The resignation came after a “heart-to-heart” discussion between senior management and the technical team.

The performance of the team was analysed and Larsen felt it was appropriate to resign with immediate effect.

“Honestly speaking, we are still stunned by Clinton’s decision to resign as that was never anticipated," Celtic CEO Khumbulani Konco shares what transpired in the meeting on the club's website.

"We had our usual technical meeting this morning to assess our performance and to find solutions in support of the coaches to improve the results, he unexpectedly dropped a bombshell by announcing his departure”.

“We had a cordial and healthy relationship as management with our head coach, cohesively working with him and his team in making sure we not only assemble the best squad but also in giving moral support for the progress of the team.

"We appreciate his massive contribution towards the team and wish him all of the best with his future endeavours,” concluded Konco.

Meanwhile, Duncan Lechesa has been appointed as caretaker head coach and Lehlohonolo Seema will remain in his current position as the assistant coach.

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