Kenya Premier League giants, Gor Mahia have mutually agreed with Finish born Coach, Steven Polack to terminate their contract which had left with one year to end.
Polack joined Gor Mahia last year on 8th August 2019 replacing Turkish Hassan Oktay, unveiled on two year contract after leaving Ghanaian outfit Asante Kotoko.
The 58 year old coach left Kenya on 12th September 2020 for a 10 holiday back in his home country, Finland and was to rerun back last weekend which didn’t come to happen and the club (Gor Mahia) reported that they lost contact with him.
“We can confirm that the club has parted ways with coach Steven Polack on mutual agreement. We had a discussion with him and received a letter as well to facilitate the agreement. We would like to thank him for his time at Gor Mahia,” said Chairman Ambrose Rachier as quoted by Club website.
Polack in his resignation letter sent to the club, he has thanked the club for the opportunity they gave him, players for the hard work and supporters.
[su_quote cite=”Hamson Denis Obua, State Minister of Sports” url=”Steven Polack “]I would like to say thank you to the club for giving me the opportunity to coach Gor Mahia. I enjoyed working with all staff and all players. I thank them for their hard work… And of course, supporters – you can’t have a club without them…. they are unbelievably the best in Kenya and I really appreciate their support. [/su_quote]
Under Polack reign, he guided Gor Mahia to their 19th KPL triumph after FKF- the football governing body deciding to end league prematurely and declaring the Gor 2019/20 Champions.
It’s understood that the Polack decided to leave like his other coaches at club have been doing due to non payment of salaries and the Covid-19 situation worsened the situation.
In Polack’s absence, Patrick Odhiambo who happened to be assistant to him has been in charge of the club training as they gear up for the upcoming 2020/21 season as they they embark on journey to find Polack’s replacement.