Ace Khuse offers to help Kaizer Chiefs. Image: DiskiPhotos

Ace Khuse offers to help Kaizer Chiefs. Image: DiskiPhotos

Club legend: ‘I’d love to help Kaizer Chiefs

A Kaizer Chiefs legend has offered his services to the club, and would love to help them go back to their glory days.

Ace Khuse offers to help Kaizer Chiefs. Image: DiskiPhotos

Ace Khuse offers to help Kaizer Chiefs. Image: DiskiPhotos

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.

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 . 

As Chiefs make up their minds, former club captain and legend Neil Tovey has nominated Miguel Gamondi for the job. 

Gamondi can handle Chiefs pressure

“Gamondi is a good person, a good man, he knows his game. He can adapt. As a coach, you [have] got to adapt to your team, otherwise it’s gonna take another two, three seasons to get things right. For him to get the style right, he’s gonna have to acquire players that can play to his style. I don’t think he’s got only one style because you [have] got to be adaptable as a coach. You can’t just come with one style because if someone messes with your style, then you can’t go anywhere. A coach [has] got to be adaptable and plan for different situations in different games. Playing away from home is not the same as playing at home” Said Tovey to KickOff.com

Tovey also believes Gamondi can handle the pressures that come with coaching a big club like Chiefs. Furthermore, he has offered himself to the club as a possible assistant.

Tovey willing to assist

“Well, Sundowns are a big team and he (Gamondi) won them the league, so definitely, he can handle the pressure (at Chiefs). But… and it’s a big BUT…He will need an assistant coach who understands the club and the environment though. Personally I’ve got no problem [being his assistant]. I’d love to help Chiefs, I’ve always said that.”” Said Tovey.

Tovey and Gamondi led Mamelodi Sundowns to the league title back in the 2005/06 season. Could they provide that success if hired by Chiefs?