‘Deputy Coaches Are Gossips’

coach J.E. Sarpong

coach J.E. Sarpong

Veteran trainer J.E. Sarpong has launched a blistering attack on assistant coaches in Ghana, describing them as ‘gossips’.

Sarpong, who left Liberty Professionals at the start of the season under controversial circumstances, is not happy with what he describes as clandestine attitude of deputy coaches at the various clubs.

He accused them of undermining their superiors by hatching a systematic and deliberate plan to get them dismissed.

The no-nonsense trainer feels such behavior has accounted for the strained relationship that exists between many senior coaches and their deputies in the West African country.

‘Most of the assistant coaches we have in Ghana are gossips. All they do is undermining the work of their superiors,’ Sarpong told Peace FM.

‘I have worked as a coach for many years and I know what I’m talking about. Why do you think I coached Great Olympics six times?

‘I have said it times without number number that such pull-him-down behavior is what has brought us here.

‘Most of them are interested in the job of their superiors and so will do anything to undermine their work.

‘Instead of learning through the curve, most of them are interested in deploying strategies to oust one out.

‘It’s shameful and disgusting. And the annoying part of it is that when they are given the mantle, they either struggle or are not able to succeed,’ he added.

It is however unclear if the attack is directed at his former assistant coach at Liberty Professionals George Lamptey who took over the job following his exit.