- Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung has given an update on the club’s search for a new head coach and incoming players
- The latest update has provided little hope to fans of the club who are hoping for a vastly improved performance in 2018/19
- Motaung said the search for a replacement head coach was ongoing and the club hoped to make an announcement before the pre-season starts in two-weeks
Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby ‘Bobsteak’ Motaung has given stakeholders and fans an update on the club’s search for a replacement head coach. Motaung said the club was still searching and was hopeful of making an announcement before the pre-season starts in two-weeks time.
The club has been without a head coach for nearly two months. Steve Kompela quit with immediate effect after the infamous Nedbank Cup match in Durban which turned violent when Chiefs fans invaded the field and damaged the Moses Mabhida stadium.
Despite the club being linked with several high-profile candidates no favourite has emerged to replace Kompela. Three of the early favourites, Avram Grant, Ruud Krol and Patrice Carteron, have been ruled out of the running after signing contracts with other clubs in Africa.
Briefly.co.za gathered that pressure on the club to make an announcement regarding the appointment of a new coach as well as bolstering the player line-up ahead of the 2018/19 season has been growing.
This led Motaung to release a statement which read in part: “We are in the process of acquiring the new coach and working on bolstering the squad with new signings. It will be just a matter of time before we will make further announcements. We are aware of the anticipation from our stakeholders, considering that we have not seen much success recently.”
KickOff.co.za reported that Motaung revealed the club hoped to make an announcement regarding the coach before the pre-season starts in two-weeks.
Motaung said the club was working non-stop to finalise matters surrounding the coach and any new player additions.
Briefly.co.za reported yesterday that Motaung confirmed a mini-player exodus from the club. Five players have left Kaizer Chiefs ahead of pre-season training.
Kaizer Chiefs pre-season training starts on 25 June, less than two weeks from now. The club’s first fixture will be facing PSL champions Mamelodi Sundowns in the newly created Shell Helix Ultra cup in Johannesburg on 21 July.
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