NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Former head coach of the Kenya national football
team Paul Put, who resigned on Monday, has been approached by
Chinese club Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard FC.
The Chinese side,
who has been playing since 2014 in the China League One
division, are keen to secure the service of the Belgian coach
and will pay him 200,000 U.S. dollars just to put pen to paper.
The team is based in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Xinhua has in
possession a letter of offer that was sent to the Belgian, which
had a 48-hour notice period for him to accept.
signing on fees, Put will draw a monthly salary of approximately
40,000 dollars, winning bonus 5,000 dollars and 3,000 dollars if
he draws any match.
“Please send us your
response within 48 hours whether it is positive or negative. We
will forward you the necessary documents,” read part of the
statement in the offer dated Feb. 18 and signed by club chairman
Put will also be
permitted to hire his own backroom staff to help him with the
coaching roles while in China, a proposal which was turned down
by the Football Kenya Federation that triggered him to resign
just three months into his job.
Leopard hosts their matches at a 50,000-capacity Xinjiang
Stadium. The club finished 11th last year on the
16-team table with 35 points from 30 rounds after winning 9
games, drawing 8 and losing 13.
The 61-year-old, who
led Kenya to the 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup, has also been
shortlisted among 23 coaches for vacant Guinea national team