Ugandans Jackson Mayanja and Mike Mutebi were hired as assistant coach and head coach of AS Kigali respectively in January.
However, four months later they were sacked due to poor results, and this website understands that Mutebi was adamant to change his system of play despite numerous requests from his bosses.
After deciding to let go of Mutebi, the administrators at the club turned to his assistant Mayanja to take over as full manager, an offer he declined.
“Yes they offered me the job but I could not take it. I am not that selfish that is being greedy,” Mayanja told Football256 in an interview before adding.
“That would have been a betrayal because I left Uganda with Mutebi to go to Rwanda, why would I stay after he left?”
“There is a lot of humanity in me and I think it is what it is the right way to go, when a head coach is leaving the club he should go with his entire coaching staff.”
“Because if they have an issue with the head coach that is with the whole of his technical team that is the kind of job we are in.”
“Back home here in Uganda a few tend to do what I did, everyone is always looking at the job and the money, if the head coach goes, the assistant steps in, I would not advocate for that,” he added.
Mutebi and Mayanja are both currently without jobs although the former has been linked with a move to SC Villa.
Villa are without a coach after sacking Petro Koukouras and have discussed several names most notably Mutebi and Brian Ssenyondo.