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    Source: UP chancellor to step in, insist Ricky Dandan still Maroons coach

    Aug 18, 2013

    DUE to a case of the alumni association bypassing officials of College of Human Kinetics (CHK), the chancellor of the University of the Philippines will step in and release a statement on Monday saying Ricky Dandan is still the head coach of the Maroons, a source said.

    A source said UP chancellor Dr. Caesar Saloma will come out with an official announcement on Monday to clear up the issue surrounding Dandan, who was reported to have been replaced as Maroons coach by team manager Rey Madrid on Saturday morning. (For full story, see Sources: Dandan has stepped down as UP Maroons coach)

    The chancellor's decision should put an end to the controversy since he has the final say on changes to the Maroons coaching staff, sources said.

    According to multiple sources, Dandan and his entire coaching staff did not step down but were sacked by the alumni association which offered the job to Madrid, who in turn had planned to bring in former Maroons Ramil Cruz and Poch Juinio as his assistants.

    (For full story, see Ramil Cruz, Juinio to join Madrid in UP coaching staff after Dandan exit)

    However, the alumni association's move apparently did not have the blessings of CHK officials who will now stand by the decision of the chancellor on the issue.

    Sources said it was Dandan who brought in Madrid when he took over the UP job in 2011, prompting him to post a tweet saying, "made the mistake trusting people" with the hashtag "#Engot."

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    This is not the first time that the alumni and CHK had a misunderstanding as to the hiring of a coach, having previously clashed when Aboy Castro was tapped to replace Joe Lipa in 2010.

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