Kaizer Chiefs to pay R16 million for Rushwin Dortley and Ashley Cupido .image: BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs to pay R16 million for Rushwin Dortley and Ashley Cupido .image: BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs coaching target wins the league! Deal finalised soon?

One of Kaizer Chiefs’ top coaching targets has led his current side to a third league title in a row. Chiefs chances enhanced?

Kaizer Chiefs to pay R16 million for Rushwin Dortley and Ashley Cupido .image: BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs to pay R16 million for Rushwin Dortley and Ashley Cupido .image: BackpagePix

A rumoured top candidate for the Kaizer Chiefs coaching job has led his side to a league title! 

Alexander Santos has been linked with taking over at Chiefs, and would’ve done his chances no harm with recent triumph 

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It’s believed Chiefs are willing to give the new coach and his staff authority to lead them in a new era. Amakhosi have not won silverware for the past nine years now and currently fighting to finish in the top eight. The risk of going a full decade without a trophy is surely giving the club’s management sleepless nights. It is for this reason that, this next coaching appointment could be undoubtedly the most significant in the clubs history. 

Chiefs are looking to make a coaching appointment

Former interim coach Cavin Johnson initially harboured ambitions of becoming the permanent coach at Chiefs. 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. 

Last week, this publication reported that Santos was vying toe to toe with Mosimane for the Chiefs job. The South African has long been touted as the lead candidate for the club. It is also believed that his Portuguese counterpart is very highly rated at the club and a deal could come down to finances. 

Candidate Santos wins league

Now with the latest developments, which are a stark contrast, Santos may have moved ahead of Mosimane. This because, while the South African suffered relegation with Abha Club in the Saudi Pro League, Santos has won the Angolan league.

This is the third time in a row Petro de Luanda have won the Girabola. With Santos’ deal up at the end of the season, he has shown Chiefs what they could be potentially getting.