August 8, 2022

Next Villa coach will have a tougher job – Koukouras

By Allan Damba
Former SC Villa coach Petros Koukoura (seated in black jacket) giving instructions to players at Lugogo | Courtesy Image

Days after his sacking as SC Villa head coach, Greek tactician Petros Koukouras has come out to highlight how tough a job it was.

The Greek also noted that his successor will not find it easy with the record league holders.

Koukouras was shown the exit, a year into his three-year contract and was replaced by Jackson Magera on interim basis. The club is however searching for a permanent replacement.

“From the bottom of my heart, I wish the next Villa coach the best, because I know that person will have a tougher job than the one I had,” said the gaffer via NTV’s Sport Knights talk show on Monday.

The Jogoo under the Koukouras finished 12th in the Uganda Premier League in the 2021/22 season with 33 points and were eliminated from the Stanbic Uganda Cup in the quarterfinals by eventual winners BUL FC.

However he has underlined some of the challenges he encountered that in the end, made his work extremely difficult.

“Most of the time, we were traveling on the very day we were going to play at Njeru,” Koukouras lamented before adding.

“We were training on natural grass and play on an artificial turf. There was no home advantage for us,” added the visibly disgruntled tactician.

It is reported that Villa are in talks with both Mike Mutebi and Abdallah Mubiru over the possibility of replacing Koukouras.

On their road to renaissance, Villa are conducting open trials for players ahead of the forthcoming season. This comes as a number of their players are destined for the exit, after the expiry of their contracts.

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