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The Kaizer Chiefs manager search is one of the hottest topics in South African football right now. Has a wildcard candidate emerged from under the radar?Image: Kaizer Chiefs website

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What the Kaizer Chiefs want in their new coach

It is no secret that Kaizer Chiefs are looking for a new coach, but what qualities are they looking for in the new guy?

01-03-24 10:42
Kaizer Chiefs manager
The Kaizer Chiefs manager search is one of the hottest topics in South African football right now. Has a wildcard candidate emerged from under the radar?Image: Kaizer Chiefs website

Kaizer Chiefs have already had two coaches this season, making it three in two campaigns.

Arthur Zwane was in-charge at Chiefs last season, before being replaced by Molefi Ntseki ahead of the current campaign.

To the majority of the Chiefs fan base, Ntseki was already an unpopular appointment, with no positive track record. Prior to taking over the first team reigns, he had never coached a senior professional side. He did, however, coach Bafana Bafana after Stuart Baxter, before being fired for failing to qualify for AFCON 2021. The duo reunited as part of a new structure at Amakhosi, which put him in charge of football development.

Ntseki did not last long as Chiefs coach, however, being sacked before even the halfway mark of the season. This came after an unconvincing start to the campaign which also saw them knocked out of two cups. After being relieved of his duties, the club appointed Johnson to take over on an interim basis. Coincidently, Cavin Johnson also came into the club in a developmental role, before being asked to steady the senior ship.

A run which saw Chiefs winning three of their last four games of 2024, saw Johnson in with a shout. But now according to the latest, the club are back looking at other candidates. According to Soccer-Ladumathe club has specific attributes they looking for.

CRITERIA FOR NEW CHIEFS COACH REVEALED?

“It won’t be easy but they are doing their best right now to fight for the best candidate for the job from the five who have been shortlisted. They are all good but they are looking at someone who will understand Chiefs’ culture and customs and also the playing philosophy. But it’s as good as done that by the start of preseason the new coach will be announced.” – Said the source. 

2023/24 season will go down as yet another failed campaign for Chiefs, as it will end trophy less. They can now focus their attentions to finishing as high up the table as possible.

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