AFC Leopards coach Zdravko Logarusic has finally parted ways with the club after months of shoving and pushing over a default to settle his outstanding dues.
The embattled Croatian coach was tacit in a text message he sent to the press that he has quit the club. “I’ve been forced to go back to Croatia because no one is taking care of my rent. I have been evicted from my apartment,” said Logarusic.
Reached for comment, Leopards caretaker chairman Dan Mule confirmed that Logarusic has indeed made an acrimonious exit from the club, adding that the management’s hands are tied since there was no contractual agreement with him.
“Logarusic had indicated his intention of leaving, but we were not the ones who employed him but the old management and for this reason we could not stand on his way to leave the club.
We told him to sign a new contract and he declined and were paying him whatever little we got from sympathizers,” said Mule. Mulee spoke even as he castigated Logarusic for what he described playing politics at the club, abetting indiscipline amongst players and addressing the press without the consent of the management.
“Logarusic is a trouble-rouser who has the notoriety of rushing to the press to make complaints oblivious of the fact that the management is not financially viable to sustain the club.
We have actually been struggling to pay him, his assistant and the playing unit,” said Mule. The love-hate relationship between Leopards management and Logarusic, who has previously handled Gor Mahia and Tanzania Simba, dates back to early this year when he left the club twice and made a return.