Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin has resigned as coach of Asante Kotoko, FootballmadeinGhana.com can confirm.
Talks over Fabin’s contract extension has been shrouded in subtle controversy with some members of the new management agitating for his exit.
The coach got wind of the situation and has decided to walk out on the club.
Fabin has made his resignation official by sending a letter effective immediately.
The letter read: ”I write without any malice to inform you that I am tendering my resignation as Head Coach of your club Asante Kotoko Club. Effective 13th September, 2018 this decision have become necessary because of my personal conviction that it is time to bow out due to circumstances beyond my control.
“Moreover, I deem is the right time to exit as the league here has been suspended and above all to enable any replacement to be able to familiarize with the team and continue with the success chalked so far.
”I want to thank the Executive Chairman for giving me the opportunity to work with him, the management team, the playing body and the supporters for their encouragement during the rough times.
”To those that we had disagreements and misunderstanding I say it is part of the job.
”Once again, thank you for the opportunity.”
He leaves his post and thus will not be on the bench when Kotoko faces AshGold on Sunday in the return encounter of the ‘Golden Clash’.
News of Fabin’s resignation comes as a big shock especially with the improved form of the side in recent games.
Kotoko secured a famous back-to-back win over arch rivals Hearts of Oak in a friendly tie earlier this month.
This coupled with their rise in form at the tail end of the first half of the season has reignited a lot of hope amongst the Kotoko supporters.
Fabin’s tenure as head coach was brought in doubt immediately after the appointment of a new management team headed by the experienced George Amoako who declared that everyone at the club would have to justify their retention.
The side’s improved form however never suggested a change will be effected in the technical department but close sources have revealed some members of the new management wanted to see the back of the coach with an unknown expatriate already lined up to take over.
Fabin was only appointed coach of Asante Kotoko in February on a one-year deal.
He returned to Kotoko eight years after being fired in his first stint for non-performance.