Enugu Rangers head Coach, Okey Emordi, has resigned from his duties at the club, the six-times Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions.
Emordi reportedly tendered his resignation shortly after the ‘Flying Antelopes’ defeated title contender El-Kanemi Warriors by a lone goal in the Glo Premier League last day fixture played at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu, on Sunday.
The former Enyimba coach cited the absence of appropriate working environment at the Enugu-based club as a factor behind his decision.
“I’ve resigned my appointment with the management of Enugu Rangers with immediate effect,” he told supersport.com. “I thanked the management for the opportunity extended to me to serve the club and I wished the side well in their future endeavours.
“I think I didn’t have a good atmosphere to do my work which more or less is the main reason I decided to quit my job.
Emordi spent just two seasons with Rangers, guiding the club to a second-place finish in his first season in charge.
“I praise myself for finishing second in my first tenure as well as qualifying the side for the Caf Champions League. The manner in which we’re hounded out of the African competition still hurt me,” the former Eanyimba coach added, in reference to the club’s disqualification from the Caf Confederations Cup for fielding an ineligible player against Tunisian champions CS Sfaxien.
He however congratulated Kano Pillars for retaining the NPFL trophy, stressing his side deserves a pass mark for their performance given the platform it operated.
“I want to congratulate Kano Pillars for winning the league title back to back.
“Our performance in the just gone season is not totally bad given the challenges we faced in trying to work out something positive for ourselves.
“We had the best recruitment exercise but the management’s poor handling of the signing-on fees of the players robbed us of their services as all of them going back to their respective clubs,” he opined.
Asked about his availability, he said: “The news right now is that I’ve resigned my appointment with Enugu Rangers that makes me available for any side that require my service.”
Rangers finished the 2012/13 season in fifth position and made away with N2.1 million of the League Management Company’s prize money.