In search of a “fresh attitude” among its players, Kaya FC replaced coach Juan Cutillas effective Monday night, a reliable source within the team told News5 on Tuesday.
According to the source who requested anonimity, Cutillas was replaced because he has generated “negative attitude” from the team’s players.
A Spanish national, Cutillas was a former coach of the Philippine national men’s football team.
Kaya is making the change just days after the team was demolished by rival Global FC, 5-1, in United Football League action last Saturday.
After the match, Kaya FC owner Santi Araneta took his frustrations to Twitter, saying the team “played like crap.”
Erstwhile assistant coach Kale Alvarez is taking over as interim coach, said the source, while the club is searching for the best candidate to take Cutillas’ place. The source added that the club is already in contact with several candidates regarding the position.
Cutillas joined Kaya as coach in August 2011.
The club is currently third in the UFL Division One with 18 points, behind Global and Loyola.