Connor: Stop the abuse

FORMER Bohemians, Dundalk and Galway United boss Sean Connor has appealed for time in his bid to save his job in Zimbabwe.

Connor took over as manager of club side Caps United earlier this year but his team have struggled and are third from bottom in the league table, form which led to calls for his dismissal, but the Belfast man has asked for time.

"I am from West Belfast and I am a Catholic and I am able to withstand pressure.

"I believe in fighting for what I stand for but I think the pressure that is being put on the players is too much and unfair," he said.

"I came here to develop as a coach and manager and to develop CAPS United but I have been shocked by how difficult it has been for staff and players to change and adapt to the European ideas."