Kaizer Chiefs' chase is on for top coach and lethal forward

Bobby Motaung, the man reportedly placed in charge to handle appointments and transfers again Image via @KaizerChiefs on X

Kaizer Chiefs’ chase: Will Santos be their next head coach?

Kaizer Chiefs’ chase for a top coach and star forward heats up. As competition for both the player and tactician gets complicated. Find out!

Kaizer Chiefs' chase is on for top coach and lethal forward

Bobby Motaung, the man reportedly placed in charge to handle appointments and transfers again Image via @KaizerChiefs on X

Kaizer Chiefs are in a high-stakes chase as they aim to secure Petro de Luanda head coach Alexandre Santos. With the league season nearing its conclusion, interim coach Cavin Johnson confirmed not to continue next season. Chiefs are intensifying efforts to appoint a new head coach.

The Glamour Boys have been linked with notable names such as Pitso Mosimane, Florent Ibenge, Raul Caneda, Miguel Gamondi, and Patrick Aussems. However, recent reports from The South African suggest that Alexandre Santos and Rui Vitoria are now leading candidates. With the TS Galaxy coach Sead Ramovic also having interviewed at Naturena recently. 

Contract Talks Heating Up for Santos

Santos, whose contract with Petro de Luanda expires in June. And he is reportedly in talks with Kaizer Chiefs through his agent, according to KickOff. Despite not yet speaking directly with Santos, the Soweto giants are keen on the former Porto assistant coach. 

Adding to the complexity, Wydad Casablanca has also expressed interest in Santos. With Wydad set to compete in the FIFA Club World Cup next year. Because of this they pose a significant draw for the Portuguese tactician.

Kaizer Chiefs chase: Past delays haunt coaching decisions

Chiefs faced criticism for delaying their coaching decision ahead of the 2023/24 season. After previous negotiations with Nasreddine Nabi fell through late in pre-season. This led to a hasty appointment of Molefi Ntseki. Who was dismissed after just four months in charge. 

Kaizer Chiefs target Al Ahly’s Percy Tau for squad reinforcement

Meanwhile, in a bold move to strengthen their squad, Kaizer Chiefs are targeting Al Ahly’s star striker Percy Tau. Known for nurturing top South African talent, Chiefs’ interest in Tau signals their ambition to reclaim past glory.

Reports from Egypt indicate that Tau’s contract negotiations with Al Ahly have stalled. With 104 appearances and 38 goals for the Red Devils. Tau’s uncertain future presents a golden opportunity for Chiefs to bolster their ranks.

Strategic moves to reclaim dominance

Aligned with their strategy to inject top-class talent. Chiefs are actively seeking a new head coach while eyeing Tau as a prime target. Sources reveal Chiefs’ strong intent to secure the former Mamelodi Sundowns star.

However, Chiefs face competition from Sundowns and European clubs. Tau’s desire for an improved contract and potential interest from Europe add layers of complexity. Chiefs’ financial capability to sign marquee players is well-known. But the allure of European football could influence Tau’s decision.

Tau’s decision: A pivotal moment

As the CAF Champions League final approaches, Tau’s focus remains on securing another trophy for Al Ahly. Yet, speculation about his future is set to intensify right after. Highlighting Chiefs’ determination to rebuild a competitive squad capable of challenging Sundowns for titles.

Kaizer Chiefs are navigating a critical period of transformation. Their pursuit of top talent like Alexandre Santos and Percy Tau underscores their ambition to re-establish themselves as a dominant force in South African football. With strategic recruitment and a clear vision for the future. Chiefs are gearing up for a transformative season ahead.