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Kaizer Chiefs fans during the DStv Premiership 2022/233 match between TS Galaxy and Kaizer Chiefs at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on 05 January 2023 Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs set D-Day for coach appointment

The criteria for a new Kaizer Chiefs head coach have been laid out and a date set for their appointment to the role.

Kaizer Chiefs fans

Kaizer Chiefs fans during the DStv Premiership 2022/233 match between TS Galaxy and Kaizer Chiefs at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on 05 January 2023 Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs have reportedly set a date by which they hope to have a permanent first team coach appointed.

Cavin Johnson has the job on an interim basis but Kaizer Chiefs are believed to be keen on several foreign coaches.

D-Day set for coach appointment

Kaizer Chiefs reportedly want to appoint a quality first-team coach before the January transfer window so he can direct the club’s next round of spending.

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“The club has realised their mistake of appointing average coaches lately, and also that some of their signings are lacking quality,” a source told KickOff.

“The management is currently still negotiating with some candidates; they are looking to appoint a quality coach who will be with the team for five years at least so that he can have ample time to develop the current team. They are looking outside the country.

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“The plan is to have the new coach by January 2024, they regret their decision not to allow Tunisian-born coach Nasreddine Nabi to bring his own technical team.

“The club wouldn’t be in this mess right now if Nabi was allowed to work with a technical team of his choice.

“But it’s a good thing that they now realise their mistakes.

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“The new coach will come from outside South Africa as they are looking for quality, and they are currently assessing a few coaches from abroad.

“The plan is to have the new coach by January so that he can have enough time to work with the squad during the AFCON break.”

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Amakhosi brass also seem to feel that there are several overpaid players not delivering.

“The club is aware that some players at Chiefs are getting a lot of money, but they are not adding anything to the team,” the source adds.

Getting Kaizer Chiefs legends involved

Chiefs are also keen to get their ex-players more involved.

“The club is looking into new ways of involving their former players more in scouting players, but it’s going to be only former players who are qualified in coaching,” the source claims.

“They are planning to set up satellite development academies and not only depend on their current developments sides because not every child will be able to attend training in Naturena.

“There are a lot of good youngsters from the villages who the club’s legends feel they can recommend and groom for the club.

“The satellite coaches will work closely with the new coach.

“Another thing the legends raised with the club is that at the moment there is no special player at Kaizer Chiefs. Someone who can carry the team on the pitch.”