Bobby Motaung blames impatient Kaizer Chiefs for high coaching turnover

Bobby Motaung blames impatient Kaizer Chiefs for high coaching turnover

Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung has not given a clear answer on whether there will be a change of approach in their search for a new coach to improve from the merry-go-round at the club in recent years.

Chiefs are now on their eighth coach in the space of just five years, with Molefi Ntseki most recently lasting just four months in the job. 

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Motaung blames the impatience of the fans for this high turnover of coaches.

"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.

"Like the chairman was saying about the vision of building Kaizer Chiefs – 53 years later, it's still there. But there were bumps, smooth riding sometimes, and things didn't work sometimes.

"Even in the past, we've had top players who lost – even Doctor Khumalos had seasons when there was a drought, but we managed to soldier on and build.

"It's just a cultural change of today's people to burn things, throw things, and fight. We don't know where that comes from, it's a new culture. 

"But, I think, together, if people can reconnect, we can have a vision and focus – a vision and focus is not an overnight success."

Following the departure of Steve Komphela, who was chased away by the fans after losing to Free State Stars in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals, it’s been a downward spiral for Chiefs as far as silverware is concerned. 

Motaung says it’s not a good thing to be changing coaches all the time, but the demand for results has taken over.

"There are various issues. You appoint a coach with an objective, and with a profile to say, 'This is the journey and the plan,'" he added.

"Unfortunately, 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.

"So, it's not a good thing, it's not what we wish, it's not in the culture of us to change coaches – six or seven years, so many coaches, but it's all about success, it's all about the energy and drive."

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