Maverick coach Paul Dolezar was told to pack his bags on Friday and leave the country after being sacked by the relegated Mpumalanga Black Aces for allegedly being dishonest about his coaching experience.
The controversial Frenchman was given until 4pm yesterday to surrender his car and house keys before he was booked on an Air France flight to return home last night.
To compound matters, Dolezar was due to leave penniless after the club decided “not to pay the sums due to you as promised in our letter of termination”.
“In addition to withholding these payments, the club is entitled to claim back, as damages, each and every cent paid to you during your employment by the club as a result of the dishonest information in your CV,” reads part of his dismissal letter on the club’s website.
“Accordingly, the club reserves its right...Please note that the club will reconsider its position regarding the payment of the sums due to you against you if you provide evidence which shows that you obtained employment with the club in good faith.”
Dolezar, who was the club’s technical director after he was relieved of his duties as the head coach, was hauled before the club’s disciplinary committee because of his alleged falsification of his CV and bringing the club into disrepute following a tirade of comments to the media.
Aces chief executive Marc Grune said Dolezar was given the chance to answer to allegations that he has been dishonest with the club regarding his coaching experience, but refused to co-operate fully at the sitting.
Grune confirmed that the club had no option but to part ways with the former Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns mentor.
“We feel short-changed by him because he came with big promises but delivered nothing. We gave him all the support as we believed in him but in nine matches, he won only one and lost the rest,” said Grune.
He said Dolezar had an open return ticket to France and had asked them to book a flight for him last night.
“It’s not like we chased him away from the country; we just acceded to his request to leave on Saturday.”
Dolezar refused to comment on Friday, slamming the phone down even before he could be asked to comment.