Kaizer Chiefs Football Club is currently experiencing difficult times in their league campaign this season. The team has lost games in a way that they struggled to be a threat to their opponents. The worst part of all, the team last won their official game in February this year. With a current situation at Chiefs, fans are divided on who to point a finger at. Some are asking for Steve Komphela to be relieved of his coaching job while some are asking for team manager Bobby Motaung to step aside as a team manager.
If Steve is to be booted out of Chiefs camp, who should be Kaizer Chiefs’ new coach? A lot of names have been suggested to us including the Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba. Other names included are Joel Santana, Gavin Hunt, and Stuart Baxter.
The favorite to take the coaching seat at Chiefs is Gavin Hunt. The Bidvest coach is the fans favorite and he has proven to be the best coach in South Africa. The only problem with Gavin is that he is still contracted to Wits on a long-term deal. Another problem that Chiefs will face in appointing him as a coach is that he does not interference from management and he has certain types of players he likes working with. This means that is Chiefs should appoint him as a coach, they will have to get rid of Bobby Motaung as a team manager.
Another favorite is Stuart Baxter. There are fans are still feeling the effects of his departure from Chiefs. Again if Chiefs is interested in bringing Stuart back to Chiefs, they will have to get rid of Bobby as team manager. Stuart left the team due to factors including Bobby. There is a big doubt if Stuart might consider returning to Chiefs.
Joel Santana and Shakes Mashaba are additional names on the list of candidates who might find themselves at Chiefs. The 2 are similar in that Joel has coached Bafana and failed, while Shakes is still a coach yet he failed to qualify for AFCON 2017. If Chiefs should consider appointing one of the two, they must know that they are going deep down the drain of glory.
Is Chiefs’ problem of not winning lying on the coach’s hands? The answer is yes and no. What about the quality of players at the team? Does the team have enough knowledgeable football technicians? Are the players used in their correct positions? Is there a balance between the first eleven and the players on the bench? Is the new coach going to have answers for all these questions? If yes then the new coach is needed at Chiefs, but if the answer is no, then the new team manager must be appointed at Chiefs.