BLOEMFONTEIN Celtic have confirmed that club coach, Clinton Larsen has resigned with immediate effect.
According to the club’s official website, Larsen contacted senior management this morning and the club was left with no choice but to accept his resignation.
“The club would like to thank Clinton for his achievements over the past three years as head coach.”
Larsen put out the following statement this morning:
“Firstly I would like to thank the club for affording me the opportunity to coach one of the biggest clubs in the country.
“I was really humbled and thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. I would like to thank management, staff, players and especially Jimmy Augousti for showing faith in me.
“The time is right for me to leave and I wish the club everything of the best. I feel personally it is the right time to give someone else an opportunity to help the club grow.”
Meanwhile Golden Arrows have appointed Mark Harrison as their new head coach effective immediately.
This was confirmed by the club on their official website.
Harrison has a history of football in his life, beginning his career in the game in 1977 for Southampton in England as a trainee.
After three years he moved onto Port Vale where he immediately became the first choice keeper for the ‘Valiants’. He had a brief loan period for Stoke City and thereafter returned to Vale Park where he enjoyed a 46 game stint for the team before being sold to Stoke city where he stayed for a brief period and then moved onto South Africa and started playing for Hellenic. Mark then returned to the UK where he ended his career playing for Kettering Town, Stafford Rangers and Telford United.
On his retirement, Harrison returned to South Africa where he began his role in football management.
Presently, Mark is one of the most qualified and experienced coaches in South Africa. He is a qualified UEFA A licensed coach and began his coaching career in the UK at Bristol City before moving to Everton, Stafford Rangers and Oxford United.
He was also the Bangladesh National Head Coach in the early 2000’s before returning to South Africa to coach at FC Fortune. After a spell coaching in the Maldives, Mark returned to South Africa to coach MP Black Aces, African Warriors and Chippa United.-www.psl.co.za