After recording unimpressive results in seven matches in the Kenyan Premier League [KPL] battle, the coach has confirmed to futaa.com that he has been relieved of his duties.
Here is his complete departure statement
It is with great sorrow and regret that I announce my departing from Thika Utd as Head Coach by mutual consent. Unfortunately we were unable to recreate the good form we achieved in the first half of the season in the second half of the season, thus pressure from the sponsor to make this change.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Chairman and CEO of Thika Utd as we had a very close and open working relationship. What the Chairman has done for players and youth in Kenya is beyond what many people are aware of and has changed many lives. My technical team for their support, relentless work and for living up to the professional demands I placed upon them. The Thika Utd supporters for their passion and following the dream of success this club deserves, I regret we couldn't maintain the 2nd and 3rd league position we worked ourselves into during the first half of the season. Most importantly I would like to thank the players, for training those
many extra hours, responding passionately and professionally to my many demands for hard work and improvement, many of whom have become my Sons in football and I will continue to be here for them to advise and guide them throughout their careers.
I leave with many fond memories.
I strongly encourage everyone in the club to pursue my vision for the club to move to a better training ground with a playing surface that matches the playing surfaces used on match days, to develop the balance between experienced and developing players with the addition of an academy that we were going to set up.
Most importantly for the sponsor to invest a larger budget to match the expectations the sponsor has for the team, to reward the current players, so to retain them and to attract some additional experienced and quality players.
I also request for the supporters and media to be patient with this group of developing players as there are some amazing potential who can reach the hight of national team and beyond.
I leave the team in good hands as they continue with my assistant coach Moses Irungu in charge with arguably the best team manager in the league, in George Maina. Goalkeeper coach Joseph Ruto, 2nd coach/club welfare officer Haji Bilali and the medical team. I urge everyone to support this technical team as they are best positioned to take the team forward with the best understanding of the players, the teams playing philosophy and to improve the areas we have already identified in order to gain success.
I’m now going to spend my immediate time supporting the team and spending some much needed time with my family before assessing my future plans.
Before joining Thika at the start of 2015 season on a three year deal, Bryett had coached at Kenyan Premier League [KPL] side Nairobi City Stars and also had a short stint at the Football Kenya Federation Premier League [FKF PL] side Ligi Ndogo SC.
The Brit has left Thika United at position 11 with 25 points in the Kenyan Premier League [KPL] table.
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