Monday, January 11, 2010

Why I Resigned From Wikki – Bosso

Wikki Tourist head coach, Ladan Bosso, has opened up on why he threw in the towel at the Premier League club in spite of its 2 – 0 win at the weekend over visiting Niger Tornadoes.
Bosso, who recently was appointed as head coach of the Home-based Eagles, made it clear that he is tired of coming under constant barrage of criticism from the club management following the side’s inconsistent performance in the Premier League in the ongoing campaign.
The 43-year-old coach decided to call it quits at Wikki Tourist following plans that he would be shown the exit door at the end of the season if he fails to win at least a continental place for the club for the 2011/2012 season.
Apparently unhappy that after he was handed a four-match ultimatum late last year, which he braced and overcame, Bosso opted to leave his post as the club’s technical adviser honourably.
The troubled coach told that he had tried to stomach the unpleasant situation he found himself at the club since he returned after he was relieved of his position as Nigeria’s Under-20 head coach last year.
“I don’t think people have respect for some of us, who are coaches. Coaches play important part in the game and any team. But in a situation where you don’t get the kind of support from the club or team you work for, then I don’t think it will be properly to set targets for such a person. When players are owed so much money, little can be tapped from them.
“Since I returned to Lobi, it has been a case of one trouble to another. Last year, I was given an ultimatum which I passed and that did not please the club and now they are asking me to do the unthinkable by winning a continental place when the players are not well motivated. So before I am sacked I think I will have to leave them,” said Bosso.
The Kogi-born coach did not, however, reveal to if he had tendered his resignation letter to the management of Wikki Tourist.
An official of the club told over the weekend that Bosso had indeed resigned despite entreaties from some quarters that he should remain in his place as head coach of the club.
But Bosso, it was learnt, might have agreed to join another Premier League side in the wake of his resign though the team is yet to be named.

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