CS Sfaxien, Krol deal fails to materialise
FORMER Dutch captain and Orlando Pirates coach Ruud Krol is returning to South Africa after he allegedly failed to agree terms with Tunisian giants CS Sfaxien.
The Bucs' treble-winning trainer was said to be closer to clinching a three-year deal with CS Sfaxien as their new head coach.
The contract was due to be sealed last Thursday, but a source close to the two parties told Sowetan last night that the deal failed to materialise after Krol and the club management failed to agree to financial terms.
"Krol is returning to South Africa after he was not satisfied with the money CS Sfaxien were giving him," said the source who refused to be named. Attempts to reach Krol were unsuccessful yesterday.
CS Sfaxien are the team that eliminated Pirates from the 2006 edition of the African Champions League.
Had Krol signed for CS Sfaxien, it would have seen the Dutchman return to north Africa after a stint in Egypt where he coached The Pharaohs - the Egyptian senior national squad.
The trainer has been unemployed since winning the treble with Pirates two seasons ago. He decided not to leave South Africa when he was relieved of his duties in Parktown because his daughter was studying in Johannesburg and only completed her studies in June.
Krol was linked with moves to Platinum Stars and more recently to ailing Mamelodi Sundowns. Besides serving as a TV analyst for SuperSport, Krol also conducted coaching workshops for the Dutch Football Federation in South Africa.