- Chippa United have appointed Vladislav Heric as their new technical advisor for the remainder of the current season
- The Serbian tactician, Heric makes his third spell as he returns to the Eastern Cape-based DStv Premiership club, Chippa United
- As they look to evade the relegation axe, Chippa United are under pressure to collect wins as they have seven matches remaining to salvage their top-flight status
In their quest to rescue their DStv Premiership status, Chippa United have roped in Vladislav Heric as the new technical advisor.
The Serbian mentor has been hired to guide the Chilli Boys, especially in the wake of their 1-0 loss to Baroka on Tuesday afternoon at home.
Chippa are languishing at the bottom of the log table, number 15 with 17 points and have seven games remaining to finish the 2020/21 season.
The Eastern Cape-based club announced the new appointment via their social media channels on Wednesday. Said chairman Siviwe Mpengesi:
"Vladislav is a person that is familiar with the success of our brand having helped us with the GladAfrica Championship in the 2013/14 season.
“We do welcome him back to the club, where his experience will play a pivotal role for our technical team. We are looking at finishing in a respectable position in this campaign.”
Despite reaching the Nedbank Cup finals for the first time in their history, Heric’s appointment is also a plan for the club to guide young interim coach Siyabulela Gwambi.
On the other hand, Heric is making a return to the club for a third spell and replaces Luc Eymael whose initial appointment earlier this month was rescinded and takes over with immediate effect.
Mpengesi recently axed coach Dan Malesela following a 5-1 drubbing at the hands of Maritzburg United in the DStv Premiership a few weeks ago.
In the wake of that decision to part ways with the former Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns defender, the Chilli Boys boss opted to hand the coaching reins to assistant coach Gwambi.
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