Roger Gorayeb says someone with an eye on NU coaching job 'plotting his ouster'
Coach Roger Gorayeb is focusing on the commercial league stint as he waits on the decision of NU management. Jerome Ascano

ROGER Gorayeb says someone has been working since last year to steal his job as coach of the National University Lady Bulldogs.

The multi-titled coach said earlier he has left the decision on a contract renewal on management after his first two years in charge of the Lady Bulldogs was left bereft of a UAAP championship.

But on Thursday Gorayeb said someone had been working covertly to push him out of the job as early as last year.

“Status quo pa rin kasi nag Holy Week, nag-uusap pa ang (team) manager at saka sila Hans Sy (pero) marami akong naririnig na may mga naghahangad (sa position ko),” he said.

“May naririnig ako na, actually last year ko pa naririnig, mayroong gustong kumuha doon sa pagiging head coach. Alam ko naman ‘yun,” he said.

“Kaya lang kasi, siyempre, I don't rely on these kind of stories,” he added.

The Lady Bulldogs started the season with three straight victories but wound up losing their final three matches and missing the semifinals for the second straight year.

“Ang problema lang, mahirap kasi na nagko-coach ka, nagte-train ka, and someone is stabbing you in the back,” said Gorayeb. 

“Mahirap, mahirap. I cannot work that way. I want to have a peaceful atmosphere,” he added.

While he waits for NU management’s decision, Gorayeb is focusing on BaliPure’s stint in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference starting on April 30 at The Arena in San Juan.

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