Denis Lavagne dodges questions on his Free State Stars coaching job

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Ea Lla Koto lost to Golden Arrows in the semi-final of the Uthukela Mayoral Cup on Sunday in Ladysmith, and this website was in attendance.

But having caught up with the Frenchman as he was leaving the venue, Lavagne refused to comment on the fact that Stars’ status has been sold to Swallows FC, who are set to take Stars' place in the Premiership.

The 51-year-old former Cameroon coach, who signed a three-year deal with Stars just last month to replace Italian Giovanni Solinas, was asked what they are training for in light of the events unfolding in the boardroom.

“I don’t know what we must do with the team,” he told KickOff.com as he was chased and running to his car.

Pressed on the whether he still has a job at the club and what he is telling the players who remain at the club, he became agitated.

“I have nothing to say, okay? Do you understand? Nothing to say. I don’t want to say anything,” he replied.

With Stars reportedly moving down to the NFD to take Mthatha Bucks' status, Lavagne's future is in doubt, with Gordon Igesund understood to be the preferred coach for the new Swallows FC owners.

A portion of the Free State Stars players who have not yet been sold will be transferred to Swallows FC.