Sead Ramovic: Kaizer Chiefs on Head Hunting Mission in Search of Cavin Johnson Replacement

Sead Ramovic: Kaizer Chiefs on Head Hunting Mission in Search of Cavin Johnson Replacement

Jarryd Westerdale
February 28, 2024 at 9:13 AM
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  • Cavin Johnson has been pushed down the pecking order after a poor set of results
  • Kaizer Chiefs will want to choose wisely to please their expectant supporter base
  • Pitso Mosimane will remain the number one choice as long as the hot seat is open

The Kaizer Chiefs hot seat appears to be a mix of musical chairs and a hot potato.

The sentiment around Cavin Johnson's interim reign has fluctuated and it would take a public relations miracle for the Amakhosi faithful to accept his long-term appointment.

Not being in a rush to fill the seat has paid off, as developments in early 2024 may have opened more doors for potential surprises.

Sead Ramovic, Cavin Johnson, Kaizer Chiefs, Benni McCarthy, TS Galaxy, Bernard Parker.
Sead Ramovic emerged as a new favourite to take over from Cavin Johnson at Kaizer Chiefs after his spat with Rulani Mokwena. Photo: @SkepeMatsebane and @MuziBucs.
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Sports Brief analyses which coaches are emerging as new favourites to take over at Kaizer Motaung's ailing icon of a football club.

5 Possible Kaizer Chiefs coaches in 2024

1. Manqoba Mngqithi

Rulani Mokwena's number two was an early candidate and rumours began to swirl again after Chiefs' sluggish restart to the season.

Mngqithi's contract expires at the end of the season and with a renewal not yet in place, it would seem he is weighing up his options.

2. Benni McCarthy

With Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS's takeover of footballing matters at Old Trafford and Carrington, several key positions have been shuffled. Goal reported that McCarthy could face an uncertain future.

The well-travelled Capetonian has the Midas touch, as well as a reputation that would have the Chiefs players eating out of his hands. Manchester United's loss could be Chiefs' gain.

3. Jose Peseiro

It would send ripples through African football but the Super Eagles boss is set to decide on his future in the coming days. Several years ago, Perseiro was a rumoured option and perhaps Motaung would revisit the possibility.

The Portuguese tactician has handled the intense pressure of the Nigerian national team job, so what better way to test his blood pressure further than by taking on the toughest club job in Africa?

4. Pitso Mosimane

As long as the seat is open, Pitso Mosimane will be linked with the Kaizer Chiefs job. More reasons exist for why it will not happen, but Amakhosi fans will refuse to accept reality.

Mosimane's stock may have to fall considerably for the former Masandawana coach to consider a move to Naturena, and if he keeps falling behind the eight-ball in the Middle Eastern desert, that may just happen.

5. Sead Ramovic

The fiery Bosnian-German dark horse has become increasingly popular in recent weeks. His desire to challenge Rulani Mokwena's media darling status has endeared him to those who wish to see Mamelodi Sundowns fall.

The Amakhosi fanbase, combined with Ramovic's spleen, could be a marriage to ignite South African football. Chiefs hero and current TS Galaxy player, Bernard Parker, recently backed Ramovic, telling SoccerLaduma:

"At Chiefs, the mental part is a big factor at the club. What keeps us going at TS Galaxy is that we've got a strong mindset. I believe if Sead can get the nod at Chiefs, definitely good things will come out of them."

'Cavin Johnson to blame' - Khanye

Sports Brief recently reported on Junior Khanye attributing the blame for Kazier Chiefs' Nedbank Cup exit.

The winger-turned-pundit suggested Johnson's tactics were the cause of the team's penalty shootout loss.

Johnson's side missed a number of chances during the tie, which they had dominated from start to finish.

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Jarryd Westerdale
Jarryd Westerdale (based in Johannesburg) joined Sports Brief after four years in the community journalism sphere. He is a two-time Alet Roux Award winner and was a finalist in multiple categories at the Forum of Community Journalism Excellence Awards.