He was involved with the set up all year, training, travelling, matches etc.
Have you ever been involved with a team? There’s an emotional investment. When you’re beaten and the realisation the year is over most people just want to get home asap or drown your sorrows over a few pints.
At least pretend you give a shit, don’t rub people’s faces in it by hopping upstairs for another bit of coin. “I’m not getting the bus home with ye lads, I’m off doing my own thing. Thanks for all your efforts this year though.”