Junior Khanye advises Kaizer Chiefs to stay away from Florent Ibenge .image: Gallo Images

Junior Khanye advises Kaizer Chiefs to stay away from Florent Ibenge .image: Gallo Images

Chiefs give up on two coaches, advance talks with new favourite!

Kaizer Chiefs have reportedly scratched off two more names off their coaching candidates list as they lock in on preferred choice!

Junior Khanye advises Kaizer Chiefs to stay away from Florent Ibenge .image: Gallo Images

Junior Khanye advises Kaizer Chiefs to stay away from Florent Ibenge .image: Gallo Images

Kaizer Chiefs are believed to be pressing ahead with plans to secure the services of a new coach next season.

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.

Chiefs scratching off names on the list

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. There have been the likes of Pitso Mosimane and Manqoba Mngqithi in a local sense. Internationally, Jose Peseiro, Vanderlei Luxembergo , Raul Caneda Perez and Nasreddine Nabi . 

Now according to Soccer-Laduma Chiefs have moved on from both Mosimane and Mngqithi with Caneda the new leading candidate. 

Caneda new favourite?

“There are many (challenging) factors about Pitso Mosimane and Manqoba Mngqithi and that’s why they are intensifying their talks with Raul (Caneda). He was actually one of the first five on the original shortlist and they have been talking about him for some time now and he has overtaken Pitso on the priority list,” said the source to the same publication. 

It remains to be seen if Caneda will eventually be the coach Chiefs announce. If so, will he be the one to bring back the glory days?