In an interview with SportBrief, the former Highlanders coach has blasted the Highlanders CEO while hinting that he would be interested in staying in the premier league if another coaching opportunity were to become available.
By Carlo Chikomba and Tongai Mwenje
After having recently parted ways with Bulawayo Giants Highlanders FC, Elroy Akbay has admitted that he would consider coaching another premier league side if an offer was made.
Akbay was somewhat of a divisive figure among fans during his time at Bosso as he led Highlanders to an underwhelming 6th place finish in the PSL. The gaffer at one point drew the ire of supporters at the club by claiming that fierce rivals Dynamos was a better run club than Bosso.
When asked by a SportBrief reporter whether he was going to bounce back in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League, Akbay replied.
“I don’t know, nobody has contact me yet. But of course (I would like to remain in the PSL) if there is good club.”
The coach also pointed out that there was no chance of him changing his mind about leaving Highlanders FC. To drive the point home, Akbay claimed that dealing with Bosso’s CEO and chairman were the worst moments during his tenure at the club.
“The best moment (at the club) is the relationship with player. Worst moment is the CEO and chairman (and) how they run the club.
Although Elroy’s sentiments were scathing, they were somewhat unsurprising given the coach’s much publicized fractured relationship with the club’s board.
In his closing statement, Akbay applauded the local league and the abundance of footballing talent in it.
“Zimbabwe league is very good. Zimbabwe have lots of good players,” he said.