- Kaizer Chiefs technical advisor Rob Hutting’s contract expires next week and his future remains unclear
- The club has been without a head coach for nearly two months
- If Hutting leaves it will leave Chiefs without a coach or technical advisor just as pre-season training starts
Kaizer Chiefs looks like a side in turmoil. The club has been without a head coach for nearly two months, to compound matters the club’s technical advisor Robertus Hutting could also be on his way out.
Hutting’s current contract with the club ends next week and the club has remained silent about whether it would retain his services or look to someone else to fill the role.
If Hutting leaves Kaizer Chiefs the club will start its pre-season training camp next week without a coach or a technical advisor.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the club has been searching and interviewing candidates to fill the vacancy left by Steve Komphela when he quit in April. Despite holding talks with high-profile candidates no announcement about who is in the running has been made.
Soccerladuma.co.za reported that due to the silence from the club in regards to both announcements it remains unclear whether or not Chiefs will look to keep Hutting, replace him or focus solely on the head coaching role.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung confirmed that the club had released five players and was yet to sign any players ahead of the 2018/19 PSL season.
Motaung said the club hoped to make an announcement regarding the coaching role before pre-season training started on 25 June.
One possibility is that Hutting will remain with the club on a short extension until a new coach has been appointed and implements his turn-around strategy, which could include appointing his own technical staff.
Hutting joined Chiefs in January and at the time he said he was honoured to join such a legendary South African club. Hutting left Holland to take on the challenge of working with one of the most historic sides in the PSL.
Kaizer Chiefs will face Mamelodi Sundowns in the first pre-season match on 21 July when the teams play in the newly created Shell Helix Ultra Cup. The match will be played at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
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