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New Gor boss Nutall in 3 months probation


GOR-FAN-FACENAIROBI, Kenya, September 3 – Briton Frank Nutall has three months to prove he can fill the large shoes of Harambee Stars boss Booby Williamson after he was confirmed Gor Mahia head coach on Tuesday.

Speaking to Capital Sport, club Secretary General Chris Omondi, declared the immediate mandate of the 46-year-old Scotsman is to retain the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title that was won for the first time in 18-years by his predecessor who recommended him to the hot seat.

“We received a lot of applications but we did not want to waste time with the tedious process because he was recommended by Williamson whom we trust. We have put him on three month probation and given him the target of retaining the league.

“We have not yet settled on the Team Manager but we will announce his appointement once we finalize as we look forward to unveiling the coach later in the day,” Omondi declared.

The UEFA PRO Licence holader arrived Wednesday morning in the country and will be assisted by Bobby Ogolla and Frank Ouna who was elevated to the position from his previous role of Team Manager.

Former Harambee Stars and Ulinzi forward Tom Ogweno, makes a come back to the team as physical fitness trainer while another former international, Mathews Ottamax Owino, replaces Salim Iddi as a goalkeeper trainer
Nuttall brings in a wealthy of experience after previously having served as a coach instructor at FIFA, and Asian Football Confederation.

He has had stints with former English Premier League side Middlesbrough FC and Scottish Championship side Rangers FC as Fitness coach while managed Dubai based side Al Nasr FC as an assistant coach in 2006.

The Briton’s first assignment will be on Saturday when Gor who are leading the KPL log on 42 points will play Tanzania giants Simba SC in a friendly in Dar es Salaam.

The 26-man squad will depart on Friday and will use the tie as a build up for their KPL game at hand against Ulinzi Stars in a fortnight.

Nuttall who played professional football for Celtic Football Club from 1985 to 1987, becomes the fourth foreign coach to manage K’Ogalo under the reign of chairman Ambrose Rachier, after Cameroonian Anaba Awono (2011), Croatian Zdravko Logarucic (2012) and Williamson (2013).