Kaizer Chiefs’ Bobby says Mabedi is not the right man to be head coach

Kaizer Chiefs’ football manager Bobby Motaung has insisted that Patrick Mabedi will not be made permanent head coach.

Although the Malawian might guide Amakhosi at the start of the season, should they not find a capable and satisfactory candidate before the new campaign starts.

The next season is set to start on the first weekend of August but could be delayed due to the ongoing saga involving Ajax Cape Town and the Premier Soccer League.

There are technically just three weeks before the start of the new season, but Motaung insisted the club are not rushing their decision on the new man.

“If you look at what happened over the last three seasons we have to make sure that whoever we bring on board is an accredited somebody who will fulfil the mandate. Kaizer Chiefs are a big club and it’s not only about being a coach here. There are a lot of issues to look at. It has got to be a mature person who can soak up the pressure,” he said.

“We will not rush to appoint someone just because we have to. We need to bring in a candidate who will be able to lead this big organisation. You can hire a coach in June and three games into the new season you fire him. He can lose in the MTN8 and you fire him, it has happened before.

“It is not an issue of hiring in time, but finding the right person. We are not being emotional about this decision. We are taking our time to ensure we get the right man,” he added.


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