UAAP: Ayo thanks La Salle community after departure from Green Archers

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Aldin Ayo confirmed that he has parted ways with the La Salle Green Archers.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — UAAP and NCAA champion coach Aldin Ayo is on the move once again.

After reports of his departure from La Salle, Ayo himself took to Twitter to confirm the news.

"Much gratitude to Boss ECJ (Eduardo Cojuangco Jr.), the managers, school heads, the De La Salle community, all of the Green Archers fans," Ayo posted. "The two years I have spent with the Archers are two well-spent years indeed."

This will be the second time in the span of three collegiate basketball seasons that Ayo will move out as head coach.

Ayo previously spent one year with the Letran Knights, where he won an NCAA crown, before moving over to La Salle in 2015.

The fiery tactician also explained why he chose to stay silent after speculation about his departure spread online.

"The reason why I kept mum is because of an agreement not to disclose any information before the 1st week of January or until the school makes its official statement," Ayo added.

La Salle has yet to make an official statement regarding the move or who will take over as head coach of the Green Archers, but Ayo says that he has gotten permission to address the issue.

"I am only breaking my silence since the news has come out earlier than expected and only after getting permission."

As for the reason of his departure, Ayo left another tweet bereft of any specific details saying, "we have different views in handling the team. I've always done what is necessary."

The now-former La Salle mentor has been linked to a move to the University of Santo Tomas (UST), but has not commented on that topic yet.

Reports have circulated that Ayo's longtime assistant, Louie Gonzalez, will take the reigns for the Green Archers.

Under Ayo the Taft-based squad recorded a 30-5 win-loss slate in the UAAP, which resulted in two finals appearance and one championship.

Including his time with Letran, Ayo's teams have only lost a total of 12 games in 58 tries in either the UAAP or the NCAA.

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