Gambia Ports Authority part ways with Alagie Sarr

The football coaching job remains one of the most delicate and demanding tasks to undertake as time immemorial, coaches come, deliver and depart.

Whereas some may achieve short and long time targets, others are whisked out through the back door without warning for varying factors at play.

In one of the most shocking developments in Gambian league football, the 2016 champions Ports Authority have decided to part ways with their head coach Alagie Sarr, Gambia Sports can confirm.

Sarr was relieved off his duties earlier this week, bringing an end to his time with the six-time League and three-time Cup champions.

He guided GPA to a fourth-place finish last season with 32 points.

“My contract was terminated (as the Gambia Ports Authority head coach) and I am surprised they let me go even with a year remaining on my contract,” he told Capital FM’s Sports Network anchor Sheikh Tijan Gaye.

“I didn’t feel bad (about my sacking) but I am disappointed that they let me go after I submitted my reported for last season and my targets for the coming season, I feel it’s unprofessional what they did.”

“I wish the team good luck for the coming season and I will move on as well with my coaching career,” he added.

Sarr, termed as the most successful Gambian coach, has won five trophies for GPA during his time, including two League titles, two Super cup titles and one Super cup.