Alexandre Santos: Kaizer Chiefs Reportedly identify Ideal Manager to Takeover As Next Head Coach

Alexandre Santos: Kaizer Chiefs Reportedly identify Ideal Manager to Takeover As Next Head Coach

Babajide Orevba
May 14, 2024 at 8:53 AM
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  • Alexandre Santos is being heavily linked with the coaching job at PSL outfit Kaizer Chiefs
  • The Portuguese tactician could be handed the position on a permanent basis this summer
  • Amakhosi will have to battle Wydad Casablanca for the signature of the experienced tactician

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DStv Premiership giants, Kaizer Chiefs, have reportedly found a strong candidate to take over from interim manager Cavin Johnson.

Amakhosi are billed to name a new coach for next season as they continue to shop for a permanent manager to replace the ousted Molefi Ntseki.

It was gathered that Alexandre Santos is the leading candidate to become the new boss at the Naturena.

Cavin Johnson, Alexandre Santos, Petro de Luanda, Angola, South Africa, DStv Premiership
Cavin Johnson could be replaced by Alexandre Santos this summer. Photo Credit: Phill Magakoe.
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Santos is poised to leave Angolan outfit Petro de Luanda soon amid reports that he is heading to the Premier League Soccer.

The Portuguese tactician is set to see off his contract with Os Tricolores Os Petrolíferos, which expires at the end of the season.

iDiski Times wrote, as per The South African:

“Outgoing Petro de Luanda head coach Alexandre Santos has emerged as a frontrunner for the vacant Kaizer Chiefs job, and he could potentially bring a new era of success to the club.”
“Angolan media reported recently that Santos (47) will not continue with Petro as he has not reached the semi-finals of the CAFCL this season; his contract with the club expires at the end of this current season.”

Moroccan outfit Wydad Casablanca are also making efforts to land the 47-year-old, but Chiefs are said to be closing in on his signature.

Santos is set to win a third league title for the Angolan club, having also led the club to the CAF Champions League semi-finals in the past two seasons.

He has worked with several clubs in Europe, Asia and North Africa, including Sporting CP and Vitoria Setubal FC.

The tactician also acted as an assistant at big clubs such as SC Braga, FC Porto (both Portugal) and Al Ahly of Egypt.

Khune's future remains uncertain

Sports Brief earlier reported that as Itumeleng Khune's contract with Kaizer Chiefs nears its end, the veteran goalkeeper is faced with a critical decision about his future.

While rumours swirl about his potential role as the team's next goalkeeper coach, Khune has clarified that he's not ready to hang up his boots just yet.

The 36-year-old has set his sights on playing until he's 40, and former Amakhosi goalkeeper William Shongwe believes he still has what it takes to succeed.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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