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Kaizer Chiefs players in training at Naturena. Image: @KaizerChiefs / Twitter

Kaizer Chiefs’ search for a new coach: ‘No one is available’

It’s been confirmed that Kaizer Chiefs have been unable to identify a suitable – and available – candidate to serve as the new coach.

Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs players in training at Naturena. Image: @KaizerChiefs / Twitter

Chiefs are on the hunt for a new coach after the club fired Molefi Ntseki in October, but despite the fact that the search is clearly expanding beyond South African borders, it appears that they have still been unable to find the right man for the job.

A variety of different people have already been linked with the job, but there may not necessarily be a huge rush to replace caretaker coach Cavin Johnson until Chiefs are certain that everything is in order.

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Kaizer Chiefs chairman Dr Kaizer Motaung has now confirmed in an interview on SportsLIVE that they have not yet succeeded in their search.

“Any coach that comes in needs to be given time,” he remarked. “You cannot bring a coach and expect results immediately and think you’ll win the league in the next season.”

“A few names have been identified, but there are no coaches available at the moment,” he added. “We have put a process in place for us to deal with the new coach we want to bring in.

“The process is underway, and he will be unveiled at the right time. Any coach that we bring must have a pre-season training. It’s sad, but everything has got its own time.”

Meanwhile, as Chiefs look to bolster their management ranks in the hopes of turning the team’s fortunes around, it’s reported that Yusha Said, a well traveled analyst who worked with Pitso Mosimane at Al Ahly, is reportedly on his way to Naturena.

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Good addition for Chiefs

“He has resigned, and he’s going to Kaizer Chiefs,” a source told FARPost regarding Said who was most recently at Swallows FC.

“His role wherever he has worked was to identify strengths and weaknesses to help formulate a game plan using data analysis.

Said is a highly respected performance analyst with plenty of experience across the continent. When serving under Pitso Mosimane, he won the CAF Champions League and the CAF Super Cup.

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Mosimane a ‘no go’ as head coach

Unfortunately for Amakahosi fans, it seems certain that Pitso Mosimane won’t be taking up the top job at the club.

During an exclusive press conference with the South African Football Journalist Association (SAFJA), Mosimane explained why there was a far stronger chance of returning to coach a national team in Africa, and not a club.

“There might be interest back at home and also maybe national teams, it will be nice also but it depends on which one and it depends on the reason also,” Mosimane said.

“It’s Cup of Nations [Africa Cup of Nations] in January, so maybe short-term but even after January the World Cup Qualifiers keep going on. Maybe that can also interest me but it has to be the right thing.

“With the national teams, I don’t have a problem to be back in the continent but club wise in the continent it’s not gonna be that easy,” Mosimane said.

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