The outcome has been revealed following a meeting for Polokwane City boss Johnny Mogaladi and Jozef Vukusic – the Slovakian coach who was in charge of the team last season.
Following a successful season, where Vukusic led Rise and Shine to fifth place finish on the Absa Premiership log, the Slovakian resigned from his position as the club’s head coach at the end of the season.
Although Polokwane went on to hire Serbian coach Zlatko Krmpotic as Vukusic’s replacement, the Limpopo outfit wanted to have closure on how the Slovakian mentor had left the club.
After the initial arrangement that the parties would meet at the PSL Dispute Resolution Chamber on Monday, it was agreed that they settle the issue outside of the court, as confirmed by Vukusic’s representative Ratshibvumo Mulovhedzi from Rush Hour Sports Management.
“I was with coach Jozef Vukusic yesterday (Monday) and I can confirm that the coach has parted ways with Polokwane City amicably,” confirmed Mulovhedzi.
“We were at the PSL where we were supposed to meet with Polokwane City chairman but an agreement was reached for the parties to part ways amicably. I was humbled by the chairman of Polokwane City who ensured that the processes was completed smoothly and made it possible for the coach to be free to look for another job elsewhere,” the representative added.
“We also had our lawyer Kabelo Mashego attending the proceedings. I would like to thank Polokwane City chairman Johnny Mogaladi for the way he dealt with the matter, together with our lawyer. The outcome of the meeting was good for everyone – all of us. I would like to thank the chairman for having given the coach a chance to coach his team. The coach appreciates that he was given a job at the club,” concluded Mulovhedzi.