In the next weeks, the formidable Kaizer Chiefs face a tremendous task. One of the decisions will be who will coach the team next season.
Who will be the next Kaizer Chiefs coach? Even interim coach Arthur Zwane is unlikely to know.
The Football Director, Kaizer Motaung, has made it quite obvious that Zwane will play for Amakhosi next season.
“I think, you know, there is no secret that if there is a coach who understands the Kaizer Chiefs philosophy, It’s Arthur Zwane,” Motaung Jnr told iDiskiTimes in recent weeks.
“If there’s a coach who understands modern football and has a blueprint on how to bring the best out of quick, dynamic, youthful, attack-minded footballers it’s Arthur Zwane,” he added.
“It’s no secret that Arthur Zwane has served this club with aplomb as a player, understanding the pressures this club needs and comes with, there’s no secret that the coach has practical elements to develop a pattern of play.
“He has an amazing character and is a great leader and he is a person that understands what this club needs,” Motaung concluded.
Furthermore, current sources claim that a new coach for the Kaizer Chiefs would be appointed before the start of next season.
The team will reveal the new coach in due course, according to Zwane. However, it’s possible that it’s him or a third assistant.
AMAKHOSI MAY CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES.
1.Dan Malesela – Marumo Gallants head coach
Fans all around Mzansi adore him for his high-passing game, which is reminiscent of the ‘genuine Mzansi style.’ If Gallants defeat Mamelodi Sundowns, Malesela will also win the Nedbank Cup final.
2. John Maduka – Royal AM head coach
Maduka is a serious contender for Coach of the Season honors. It’s easy to see why Kaizer Chiefs could be interested in the soft-spoken Malawian coach by looking at the log table. Mam’Khize, AM’s flashy boss, will undoubtedly cut down trees to keep Maduka, but Amakhosi may be able to entice him with an appealing offer that is no longer solely about money.
3.Thabo Senong – Sekhukhune United assistant
Senong has extensive experience in SA football development, having a long close relationship with Kaizer Chiefs’ Head of Development Molefi Ntseki.
4.Roger de SA – Egypt Assistant Coach
This may be an unexpected, but wise, option. Since the days of Santos, Wits University, and Ajax Cape Town, De Sa has a proven track record of promoting young players.
With Orlando Pirates and his recent experience as Egypt’s assistant coach, the former goalkeeper has also established himself at the top level.
Conclusion: This is sheer guesswork; the club might simply make Zwane the permanent head coach, or they could spring a massive surprise by naming a head coach that no one expected. It could even be one of the Sundowns’ coaches, given how dramatic football is.