Ngubane urges clubs to show patience with head coaches

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Kaizer Chiefs head coach Arthur Zwane addresses journalists at the club's Media Open Day on Thursday.
Kaizer Chiefs head coach Arthur Zwane addresses journalists at the club's Media Open Day on Thursday.
Sydney Seshibedi

Former Maritzburg United and Black Leopards head coach Mlungisi 'Professor' Ngubane has called for head coaches to be given time.

Commenting on the current situation at clubs like Kaizer Chiefs, Marumo Gallants and Chippa United, Ngubane said young coaches should not be rushed.

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"I think it also depends on the long-term plan," Ngubane tells KickOff.

"As a chairman, if you don't have a plan, you will only think about saving your club's status.

"But if you have a plan, then you will know things will take time to get into shape.

"The person you have entrusted with your plan is he the right one? You can't give a short-term plan to somebody [coach] who is not tried and tested.

"The likes of Arthur Zwane are still new, Chiefs is a big club. I thought they were going to rope in Pitso to be part of their project.

"DDC and the PSL are not the same. Because even today I don't think Chiefs can tell you how they found themselves in the final of the CAF Champions League. But in the final, their luck ran out.

"This time of the season experienced players are starting to realise if coaches are the real deal or what.

"Arthur he must be given 10 games to prove himself. It's not like his new in the team, even last season he was there so he knows what the problem is there.

"After 10 League games Chiefs should be there amongst the leaders, if the likes of Richards Bay can do it then what can stop Chiefs?

"As for Daine Klate, he should just go and do his coaching badges, he must not rush things.

"After equipping himself, he can only then start looking for work in the first division.

"He must first grow, even his behaviour on the bench showed he was not ready. All this jumping up and down didn't present him as a professional coach. On the bench, you behave."

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