Could Harambee Stars coach Paul Put be spoiling for a fight with Football Kenya Federation? That may be the case if his latest sentiments are anything to go by.
On Wednesday the Belgian trainer appeared to be questioning the standards of coaches Stanley Okumbi and John Kamau, who’ve been assigned to work under him .
“I am trying to improve the Kenyan level so I did my propositions on what I think has to be done so its up to FKF to make the decision because we’ve to improve in many ways and that’s the reason some people will be coming in,” Put said.
“If you want to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations, you can’t make mistakes and preparations have to be at 200 percent. We cant joke at this level,” the 61-year-old said.
“If you are playing with players like (Victor) Wanyama and Michael (Olunga), they are used to being approached at a higher level, same should be maintained in the national team, otherwise there will be no need of hiring a coach to lead them alone.”
Put is reportedly keen to replace Okumbi and Kamau with his own ‘people’ a move that could cost the federation an additional Sh2 million in salaries alone.
Put, who was recently linked with the vacant coaching role of the Guinea national team, currently earns a monthly salary of Sh2 million.