Shota Arveladze resigns hours after ordering players to allow opposition to score.
Shota Arveladze has offered his resignation from Turkish Super Lig outfit, Kasimpasa, just hours after ordering his team to deliberately concede a goal in their 2-1 weekend defeat at Konyaspor.
Ryan Donk put Arveladze’s men ahead in the 19th minute, but their coach ordered his players to allow Konyaspor to equalise as several members of the opposition had stopped playing in the build-up to the opening goal. assuming that the referee would halt play to allow treatment to the injured Ryan Babel.
From the restart Hasan Kabze was allowed to stroll through unimpeded to equalise before scoring a penalty five minutes before the interval.
It proved to be the winner and Arveladze, who Kasimpasa fans voted their man of the match, said he had no regrets about his decision.
“Anyone would make same decision as me,” he said. “I decided to make this choice because this is what Kasimpasa really are.
“I talked with my guys after match and told them that I’m going to resign.”
The Georgian extended his thanks to the club, stating his resignation was due to the poor run of results the club had endured this season.
“I would like to thank the entire club. In the past three years I got a lot of help. I went to work very happy every day.”