Gordon Igesund reveals what he would bring as new Kaizer Chiefs coach

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Igesund is no stranger to success in the PSL and will always be known for winning four league championships with four different teams in four different provinces.

Manning Rangers, Orlando Pirates, Santos and Mamelodi Sundowns will all give the former Bafana Bafana coach a glowing reference for what he brought to those teams – success in his first season with all four.

Igesund, who is familiar with how the big clubs work but has never been given the opportunity to coach Amakhosi, believes the players need to express themselves and adopt a winning mentality through playing attractive, attacking football.

"At this stage if I'm linked to the job obviously I would be very interested and honoured," Igesund tells snl24.com/kickoff.

"Kaizer Chiefs will obviously make a decision on who they want. But at this stage it seems like it's all speculation as I have been linked with a couple of teams for the upcoming season.

"Kaizer Chiefs is not just a football club, Kaizer Chiefs is an institution. Whichever coach gets the opportunity to coach Kazier Chiefs, he should be very honoured and feel privileged."

Igesund was asked if he thought his style of play was what Amakhosi chairman Kaizer Motaung said was needed at the club right now.

"They need to play the kind of football Kaizer Chiefs is known to play," Igesund responds.

"At Orlando Pirates when we won the championship, the BP Top 8 and were finalists in the Rothmans Cup, we played fantastic football.

"At Sundowns we were outstanding and played some of the best football in the country making those memorable 64 passes at Loftus against Kaizer Chiefs on the way to winning the title.

"As a coach you need to play to the strengths of your team and Kaizer Chiefs' strengths have always been to play with that entertaining flair and quick attacking football.

"The Glamour Boys need to get their identity back and deserve to be winning trophies again."

The 64-year-old is currently not contracted to any club and has spent the last 18 months setting up his own high-performance football academy in Cape Town.

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