A few hours after the press conference that was held this morning on the 10th March 2017 at Siwelele Park (Celtic Offices) where the coach was not announced due to on-going negotiations and coaches that are on the Bafana Bafana short-list, Celtic has concluded swift negotiations with former Polokwane City coach, Luc Eymael.
Bloemfontein Celtic’s lawyer Mandla Tshabalala (who is based in Johannesburg) agreed on the contract with the astute coach. Eymael, who resigned from Polokwane City during the week was subsequently engaged by Celtic and after long hours of vigorous meetings an agreement was reached to pen a two and half year deal.
Mandla explains, “I met with the coach in Johannesburg this morning (Friday) together with his representatives to discuss our interest in him and after an open meeting we agreed (just after lunch) and he committed towards joining the team.
The coach conveyed his delight in joining the team he referred to as one of the best… “I’m happy to join the team of such incredible stature with massive support. When I first arrived in the country, I somehow had a soft spot for the team purely because of the passion and dedication displayed by the supporters and trust me, I share the same thirst to win. My philosophy is simple, to play good football with appropriate tactical discipline. I have watched the team before and have seen some exceptionally good players that just need guidance and encouragement to start winning again,” concluded Luc.
The newly appointed coach will be in Rustenburg to watch the team play against Buya Msuthu on the Nedbank Cup tomorrow (Saturday).