Bonnie Tan remains Letran coach as Alfrancis Chua denies Ayo return
MANILA, Philippines—Bonnie Tan remains the head coach of the Letran Knights despite rumors that Aldin Ayo will be making a return to his alma mater.
Alfrancis Chua, who serves as special assistant to the rector for sports development, commented on Tan’s public Facebook post that no changes will be happening.
Tan on Friday posted a screenshot of a tweet saying there are speculations that Ayo, who resigned from University of Santo Tomas, will be back as the Knights head coach.
“Not under my umbrella,” commented Chua. “No way!”
Chua, who is also San Miguel Corporation’s sports director, is a chief backer of the Knights.
“Baka sa ibang Letran papunta coach nila. Iisa lang Letran ang alam ko at ang coach dun si Bonnie Tan,” added Chua.
(Maybe he’s going to a different Letran. There’s only one Letran and I know the coach of that team is Bonnie Tan.)
Tan and Chua assisted Letran in its NCAA title win in Season 95 against archrival San Beda with Ayo as the team’s head coach.
Ayo stayed for just one season with the Knights before transferring to De La Salle the following year and leading the Green Archers to one UAAP title and two finals appearances.
The champion coach then left for UST, which he led to the 2019 UAAP finals, its first appearance since 2015, the same year Knights won the NCAA title. He has since resigned following the controversies regarding the Sorsogon bubble.
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