Cape Town - New
Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael believes the club can finish in the
Premiership's top eight at the end of 2017/18, as his players possess
the right quality.
Eymael, who was previously in charge of Polokwane City for a short
but successful spell, recently took over from Sammy Troughton after just
two matches in charge for the Ulsterman.
Nonetheless, the Belgian is confident of bringing success to
Bethlehem, telling the club's official website: "It will take time of
hard work and a lot of commitment, and I want to thank the board for
putting their confidence in me in leading their team and I hope I will
repay them with good results.
"I also hope that together with my technical team, management, and
the players we will work together to achieve more and I am adamant that
we will achieve our goal at the end of the season.
"I don't want to put pressure on myself but I will do my best to put
the team in the top eight and I think I can succeed with the players we
have - because the coach alone can do nothing.
"I will try and achieve and bring the best results into Free State
Stars as I have done with my previous clubs. I will strive my best to
help the team to improve."
Free State Stars coach Sammy Troughton believes he was not given enough
time to be a success, after parting ways with the club after just two
games in charge.
Ea Lla Koto's management and the Irishman reportedly did not see eye
to eye on the running of the Bethlehem-based outfit, and it later
transpired they agreed to go their separate ways.
Eymael's first league match at the helm will be against reigning
African champions Mamelodi Sundowns at Goble Park on September 12.