Luvo Manyonga has parted ways with his coach Neil Cornelius, his agency said in a statement on Tuesday.
“Neil Cornelius, my coach for the past 3 years, has guided and mentored me to become world champion, Olympic silver medallist and Diamond League champion. I want to thank him for everything he has done for me,” Manyonga was quoted by Newton Agency.
“I could not have achieved what I have without his encouragement. However, after such great success, I have had to take stock of where I am and look to find new ways to push the boundaries of performance and continued improvement,” he continued.
“With this in mind, I decided to move to Port Elizabeth last year to further my athletics career closer to my home. Considering the change in location and my practical, every-day requirements, I have made a decision to change my performance team and explore other coaching opportunities,” concluded Manyonga.
At present, Manyonga has not filled the head coach position and is taking his time to consider all options and opportunities before deciding on his team to take him to Tokyo 2020.