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Kaizer Chiefs find favourite for new coach

DStv Premiership giants Kaizer Chiefs have reportedly found a strong favourite to take over as the next head coach. Big news!

14-05-24 15:47
Kaizer Chiefs coach Cavin Johnson
Kaizer Chiefs interim coach, Cavin Johnson. Photo: @KaizerChiefs/Twitter

Kaizer Chiefs have moved closer to naming the new coach for next season to replace Molefi Ntseki and his interim successor Cavin Johnson. iDiski Times have reported Alexandre Santos is the leading favourite.


According to the leading local outlet, Santos, who is set to leave Angolan giants Petro de Luanda soon, has emerged as the leading candidate to join Kaizer Chiefs.

The outlet exclusively reported: “Outgoing Petro de Luanda head coach Alexandre Santos has emerged as a frontrunner for the vacant Kaizer Chiefs job, and he could potentially bring a new era of success to the club.”

“Angolan media reported recently that Santos (47) will not continue with Petro as he has not reached the semi-finals of the CAFCL this season, his contract with the club expires at the end of this current season,” iDiski Times added.

The publication also added that Kaizer Chiefs will battle Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca for Santos’s signature.


Santos, was born in Portugal 47 years ago. Long before winning two league titles (soon to win a third before June), with Petro de Luanda and reaching the CAF Champions League semifinals in the past two seasons, Santos cut his teeth in Europe, Asia and North Africa.

The Kaizer Chiefs-linked tactician has been an assistant club at big clubs such as SC BragaFC Porto (both Portugal) and Al Ahly of Egypt.

Full history:

  • Petro Luanda- Manager
  • FC Alverca – Manager
  • SM Caen – Assistant Manager
  • Sporting CP U23 – Manager
  • Estoril Praia U23 – Manager
  • Real SC- Manager
  • Sharjah FC – Assistant Manager
  • SC Braga- Assistant Manager
  • FC Porto – Assistant Manager
  • Al Ahly – Assistant Manager
  • Al-Wahda FC – Assistant Manager
  • SC Braga – Assistant Manager
  • Saudi Arabia- Assistant Manager
  • Vitória Setúbal FC – Conditioning Coach
  • CF Estrela – Assistant Manager
  • Estoril Praia – Conditioning Coach
  • FC Alverca U19 – Manager.


Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs legend Neil Tovey has sent a big message to his former club. The former Bafana Bafana captain has said that the club’s problems run deeper than the technical team and players. Tovey feels that the club’s management is not competent.

Speaking to the media after watching another poor season for Amakhosi, Tovey simply believes Kaizer Chiefs do not have the right people in management.

“You cannot have other clubs dominating Chiefs like they are now; it is ridiculous,” Tovey said via the Citizen.

As far as the solutions, Tovey said it will not happen cheaply and not with the current management team in charge.

“It will not be like instant coffee, but of course the situation can be turned around with the right players in the right positions on the field, and the right people in management. And I am not for one second saying Chiefs don’t have the right people in management,” Tovey added.

“What I am saying is you must have people who will assist in areas where [Kaizer] Chiefs are lacking. Areas like confidence, motivation and the mental fortitude needed to play for this enormous club,” Tovey concluded.