Tim Sukazi: Sead Ramovic would bring Kaizer Chiefs a trophy

Tim Sukazi: Sead Ramovic would bring Kaizer Chiefs a trophy

Although insistent reports that coach Sead Ramovic is wanted by Kaizer Chiefs are mere rumours, TS Galaxy chairman Tim Sukazi believes the Serbian mentor would be a good fit for the Soweto giants.

Ramovic is one DStv Premiership fixture away from securing a remarkable top four finish for Galaxy, which would be the club’s highest ever position since joining the top flight in 2020/21.

Speaking on Metro FM’s Sports Night Amplified with host Andile Ncube, Sukazi noted he would gladly allow Ramovic the opportunity to join Chiefs for, what he terms, for the benefit of "football in South Africa." 

"When he got here [to TS Galaxy], I was told that I've got a plumber, we had two points after eight games and we'll be relegated, why did I bring a plumber – a man with no experience," recalled Sukazi.

"I said to the journalist on the day, 'Please listen to me, and listen to me very carefully, the arrival of Sead Ramovic will prove to be a blessing to South African football – you'll thank you later.' I said it, I'm on record. Members of the media were there and can pull that file.

"The rumour of Kaizer Chiefs, which is a rumour I also read [about], we haven't spoken to them – I don't know if it will happen, what their criteria is they're looking for, so I cannot advise Kaizer Chiefs, obviously.

"But should such an approach come to my desk, my wish, and what I want for football in South Africa, is for a very strong Kaizer Chiefs because Sundowns has become [so] strong.

"And so had Pirates, though we beat them last weekend, this team of Pirates is probably the best team I've seen in recent times, maybe in 10 years even."

Chiefs are in the middle of a hunt for a new coach, with Cavin Johnson not expected to continue at the helm beyond the current season, and Sukazi suggests they should not look any further than Ramovic.

"I want a strong Kaizer Chiefs. I know what Ramovic can do, but I cannot sell him or tell Chiefs what they should do. If that will extend the blessings to SA football – one of which is that have a new rivalry after Chiefs and Pirates [between Galaxy and Downs], it provokes conversations in every corner.

"So if that approach comes, in my view, it could be the turnaround for the biggest institution. I know he will bring them success, he will bring them a trophy, but I love him – he's my coach."

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