- Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung says he is fully aware of the challenges which face the club in its bid to return to glory
- The club is still searching for a coach after Steve Kompela quit earlier this year
- Motaung said the club was ready, willing and able to sign new players despite not having a coach in place
Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung is under no illusions about what it will take to return the club to winning ways. Motaung said he is fully aware of the changes which need to be made at the glamour side.
Chiefs are still without a head coach after Steve Kompela dramatically quit his job in the aftermath of the Moses Mabhida Stadium violence. Motaung revealed that the list of possible coaches had been narrowed down to just six possibilities.
Motaung said Chiefs were ready, willing and able to sign new players despite not having a head coach. He said the club’s technical committee was well established and understood the needs of the club.
Briefly.co.za gathered that while most other Premier Soccer League (PSL) sides have started trading and transferring players, Chiefs are yet to announce a single player movement ahead of next season.
Motaung rubbished claims that this was caused by not having a coach in place.
He said most of the possible coaches which had been interviewed had done their research on the club and were aware of the scope of change which was needed.
Motaung said: “We give feedback in our interviews on what the challenges are and what possibilities are there. Input will always be there from the candidate, whichever way.”
He noted that any incoming coach would have their own ideas on how to overcome the shortcomings of the club.
Motaung said supporters of the club should not expect a dramatic overhaul of players for the new season. The team added players to the squad in January and warned that the club would not be changing the bulk of the players.
He told KickOff.co.za that: “We’re not going to change 15-20 players like we’re building a new team. It will create challenges for the new coach and for adaptation amongst the players.”
Motaung said he would definitely be looking to bolster the side with some key signings, but he refused to elaborate on how many players he was targeting.
Instead, Motaung said the core of the team would remain as is.
He hinted at the possibility of signing Bafana Bafana star Andile Jali, who is currently a free agent and in talks with the big three PSL teams.
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