Shooting Stars coach, Franklin Howard, believes the news about his sack is a mere rumour, saying he’s yet to be issued a letter of termination of employment.
Shooting Stars are first from bottom of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after 10 round of games (though they have a game in hand against Warri Wolves) and reports that the former First Bank coach has been relieved of his job made the news on Thursday.
However, Howard expects to see his termination in black and white before he accepts his fate.
“I’ve been down and shaken to the marrow since the news filtered in on Thursday. I just heard my sack at 3SC over the news and social media same as any other person,” he told supersport.com.
“I’ve no letter to that effect as we speak as we’re still observing a break to reconvene on Monday.
“I’ve not collected any letter; I’ve equally tried to reach the general manager who claimed ignorance of such development. The general manager advised me to remain calm.
“I’ll be at the secretariat on Monday to ascertain the true state of affair. I just want to disbelieve the reported sack until I’m confronted with a clearer and superior position of thing.
“However, I’m still surprised at the source of the reported sack as the top hierarchy of the club encouraged us to keep doing our very best as the fortune of the side will shortly improve for the better.
“On my part I know I’m doing my very best to uplift the fortune of the side as nobody envisaged our position on the log at the moment.
“It’ll be really sad if that genuine effort to turn around the fortune of the side is terminated with a sack.
“If by Monday the rumour is confirmed to be true, it’ll be painful to me personally but I’ll brave it to pick the pieces and move ahead with my life and career.”
Shooting Stars will host Lobi Stars when the league resumes on June 14.