Why Kaizer Chiefs Have Changed Coaches So Often: Amakhosi's Bobby Motaung Explains

Why Kaizer Chiefs Have Changed Coaches So Often: Amakhosi's Bobby Motaung Explains

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at June 14, 2024 at 6:21 AM
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  • Kaizer Chiefs are once again looking for another coach following a disastrous 2023/24 season where the club finished 10th
  • Amakhosi have changed coaches many times in the last few years and are still looking for the right one to turn things around
  • Kaizer Chiefs football manager, Bobby Motaung, recently discussed why the club keeps hiring and firing coaches so often

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Kaizer Chiefs have had eight coaches in five years, yet the high turnover of coaches has not resulted in success on the pitch.

Amakhosi have struggled to stay on top and are nearing 10 years without a trophy, having ended the recent season in 10th place.

The club's football manager, Bobby Motaung, recently explained why Chiefs changed coaches so much in the last few years.

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Bobby Motaung and Kaizer Chiefs are looking for another coach, with the Amakhosi chairman explaining why the club has gone through so many managers. Photo by KickOff.
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Earlier this season, Molefi Ntseki took charge but only lasted 114 days, a perfect example of the pressure in that role, per SuperSport.

Cavin Johnson coached the team in a caretaker role for the rest of the campaign, resulting in a dismal campaign in which they finished out of the MTN 8 spots, 37 behind champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

In an interview with SABC Sports, Bobby Motaung said impatience has forced their hands and also highlighted the apparent disconnect between fans and management.

"It boils down to patience and the plan. Now, with the pressures we're having now, with the mentality of people now, people are not patient. I don't know where this culture comes from," said Motaung.
"Chiefs supporters have always been patient, but all of a sudden we have these issues of pressure, pressure now. Some of us are patient, some of us have a vision, but the vision can only work if people are together and share in the vision."

He added that football is nowadays a results-driven industry, and it is not their fault that they change coaches often.

"Football is about results, and the generation of today - even the past generation, it's all results-driven, it's all about what you give and what you bring forward."

Chiefs are reportedly closing in on appointing AS FAR Rabat coach, Nasreddine Nabi, as their new boss, and it remains to be seen how he will perform in the role.

Nabi gives Kaizer Chiefs two demands

Sports Brief earlier reported that Nabi reportedly gave Kaizer Chiefs demands before an agreement can be reached.

The Tunisian's first demand was reportedly to know the club's vision and second, to bring in his own backroom staff.

Why local coaches fail at Kaizer Chiefs

Sports Brief also reported on chairman, Kaizer Motaung, explaining why local coaches struggle at Kaizer Chiefs.

He urged local coaches to work on their coaching knowledge to improve their abilities, like Pitso Mosimane has.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.