Vipers SC has parted ways with Coach Javier Martinez Espinoza, the club has confirmed.
The development, which many believe that it was in the pipeline since the club’s failure to reach CAF Champions League groups, comes hours after the club’s goalless draw with Tooro United on Saturday.
The departure which was earlier hinted on by this website, has been confirmed by the club’s official page:
“Vipers SC has this evening terminated the services of its head coach Javier Martinez Espinoza.
“The club management thanks the Mexican tactician for the services rendered to the club.”
It should be noted the Mexican was appointed the head coach in August to replace Portuguese tactician Miguel Da Costa.
The message seen by this website continues: “Vipers SC will in the next 24 hours make major announcements on the new technical team after the restructuring aimed at helping Vipers achieve its desired objectives at both local and international level.
“The club thanks all its partners and fans for the support rendered and we remain one team one dream.”
Martinez Fails To Leave To The Billing
“I coach an offensive game,” were words of Martinez during his unveiling in August.
The word offensive and Vipers were last mentioned together in the same sentence on that day. Since then, it has been Tue very opposite.
The coach, has been struggling on various occasions to explain to members of the press his playing philosophy. And his strategy has been as poor as his English to say the least.
Many have always criticised him for failing to find the team’s right starting team, something which made him infamous to his players.
The Mexican failed to replicate his Latin background to the pitch.
Martinez – going after four months – leaves the club in second spot on the 16 team log with 25 points 11 games. The Venoms are five points below leaders KCCA, with two games in hand.
It should be noted that Vipers are a round away from reaching their first ever CAF Confederation Cup group stages, if they can negotiate past Tunisia’s SC Sfaxien.