PSL: Experienced and high-quality coaches remain unemployed

PSL: Experienced and high-quality coaches remain unemployed

- The 2020/21 PSL season is well underway but many experienced and high profile coaches are not on the sidelines of the field

- Coaches such as Owen Da Gama, Benni McCarthy and Clinton Larsen are just a few who come to mind

- lists a few coaches who are unemployed yet are full of quality and experience

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The 2020/21 PSL season is holding strong but many high profile coaches have been stuck at home due to unemployment. With PSL teams being known for making coaching changes it's no wonder so many have been watching the action from their homes.

Maritzburg United's head coach Eric Tinkler has lost all three of his opening PSL games while Patrick Aussems of the Black Leopards lost both of his opening games. These can be worrying times for coaches like these.

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A noteworthy addition would be Josef Zinnbauer of Orlando Pirates, who had to fly back to Germany for a family emergency. However, these are coaches that are still employed, will take a look at some top coaches who aren't.

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Clinton Larsen, Benni McCarthy and Owen Da Gama are just a few of the top coaches watching the action from the comfort of their homes. Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

Clinton Larsen

According to GOAL, Larsen left his position at Polokwane City in late September after he and club management couldn't come to an agreement in terms of adjusting his contract.

Benni McCarthy

The well-known South African soccer player was the head coach of Cape Town City until November last year.

Owen Da Gama

A report by The South African stated that the former Highlands Park head coach was left jobless after the club sold their top-flight status to TS Galaxy.

Shaun Bartlett

The former SA striker has spent the last two years as an assistant coach at Kaizer Chiefs before parting ways last season. There's no doubt that he would be interested in taking on a head coach position at the PSL.

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The former Highlands Park manager reportedly took a three-year break to set up his academy. Speaking to KickOff he said last season: "I’ll be back next year hey, I’ll be coaching again."

Staying with football news, recently reported on Zinnbauer returning home due to a family crisis. There is still uncertainty surrounding the return of the Orlando Pirates' head coach. Zinnbauer hastily jumped on a flight back to Germany due to the fact that his son was hospitalised.

Floyd Mbele, Orlando Pirates administrative manager, confirmed that the club has been aware of Zinnbauer's family crisis for over a week but there was still uncertainty. Mbele added that Zinnbauer's return rests solely on him honouring his contract.

In the meantime, assistant coach Fadlu Davids has been leading the Buccaneers. Davids will take charge of the team when they go up against Bloemfontein Celtic tomorrow night.

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