Chiefs Bernard Parker

Bernard Parker to decide on his football future. Image: TS Galaxy X page

Ex-Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker set to retire and go coach?

Former Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana striker Bernard Parker could hang his boots and venture into coaching next season.

Chiefs Bernard Parker

Bernard Parker to decide on his football future. Image: TS Galaxy X page

Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker could retire and venture into coaching next season.

According to iDiski Times, the 38-year-old was offered a chance to form part of the TS Galaxy DStv Diski Challenge coaching staff alongside Vuyo Mere next season. The former Bafana Bafana star has yet to decide on his future.

“I’ve sat down with my family, and right now it’s up to me to make the right decision. There’s been talks, there’s been interest, but it’s just for me to make sure I make that right decision for my family,” former Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker.

“I made sure that I equip myself as much as I can, overall, I have sports management, sports marketing, sports nutrition, personal training, exercise science qualifications, life coaching, sports psychology, it can go on and on.

Ex-Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker to hang his boots?

“I have my CAF C coaching badges, I just make sure I try to accumulate knowledge myself as much as I can.

Parker played nine league matches for TS Galaxy last season.

“I go year by year [with my career], last year I was in the same position as I am now, also speculation, lots of talk and I went on for another year, so I find myself in the same situation,” he was quoted on iDiski Times.

Parker to make decision on his future

Since leaving Kaizer Chiefs in 2022, Bernard Parker has played 34 matches for Galaxy scoring four times.

“I’m thankful and grateful that the Chairman really appreciates us and it’s a great opportunity. I just need to sit down with my family and make sure I make the best decision for them,” he said.

Bernard Parker started his season with Thanda Royal Zulu before moving overseas but it was at Kaizer Chiefs where he arguably played his best football.