Tom Juma reveals where he wants to coach next after AFC Leopards sacking

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FOOTBALL Tom Juma reveals where he wants to coach next after AFC Leopards sacking

Joel Omotto 14:06 - 25.11.2023

Former AFC Leopards tactician Tom Juma has outlined what the ideal conditions must be for him to accept another coaching job following his short-lived Ingwe spell

Former AFC Leopards head coach Tom Juma is open to a quick return to football following his sacking from Ingwe in October.

Juma was dismissed after six games in charge of Leopards when they failed to win any match over that period but having put his doomed short Ingwe spell behind him, he feels he still has a lot to offer to any team.

The former Kenya international is ready to take a job at any level as long as the conditions are right.

“Whatever opportunity that will come up whether NSL or Premier League is okay with me,” said Juma.

“I am not targeting any specific team as long as it is a good opportunity to give back. It will depend on what is the objective. Almost a month ago, I received an offer from an NSL team, I did the interview everything went well but the distance was not ideal for me.

“They are a bit far from Nairobi where my family is settled and the logistics were not right.”

Juma is, however, keen on having a big say on most decisions involving the team in his next job after blaming a lack of power, especially in recruitment, for his failed Leopards’ stint.

“You must be on the same page in terms of recruitment, budget, ambition, long-term and short-term targets before you decide. You must be on the same line in terms of vision,” he added.

Juma had been serving as Patrick Aussems' assistant before he was appointed to replace the Belgian coach when he quit Leopards in July.

His other coaching roles were at Administration Police in 2012 when they were in the second tier before later handling Muhoroni Youth in 2016.

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