Coach Nuttal walks out on Gor Mahia over pay row
Gor Mahia’s coach Frank Nuttal finally quit in a huff after a pay dispute with his employer on Thursday night, a move that has shocked the local football fraternity.
The Scot announced his departure via a letter circulated to newsrooms but that was later leaked on social media.
“The reasons for terminating my pay is that the Executive Committee of Gor Mahia wants to reduce my salary by 50 percent. Yet my contract clearly stipulates that my salary should increase by ten percent from January 1, 2016,” Nuttal explained.
Nuttal’s exit leaves Gor Mahia in limbo, coming barely a day before the club plays Bandari FC in the season curtain raiser tournament – the first competitive match of the league season.
The Scot will remembered for overseeing a successful spell of results during his 15 month stint at the club.
This includes leading the team to two Kenyan Premier League titles, one of which was won without losing a single of the 30 matches.
He was reported to have fallen out with the club’s management especially in the wake of confrontation over pay.