Rob Moore, an elite agent from South Africa, has commented on the Kaizer Chiefs’ prospects for the upcoming season and suggested how the team should have handled their coaching situation.
As previously disclosed by the Siya crew, Chiefs held talks with former Yanga coach Nasreddine Nabi last month in hopes of hiring him to replace Arthur Zwane.
The Siya crew was led to believe that the Glamour Boys were unwilling to completely let go of Zwane, assistant coach Dillon Sheppard, and backroom staff, but the negotiations between the two parties failed due to Nabi’s desire to work with his own technical team.
The Chiefs ultimately settled on a technical team reshuffle, with Molefi Ntseki, Head of Technical and Youth Development, taking over as head coach and Zwane being demoted to work alongside Sheppard as an assistant coach. This seemed like a last-minute decision because preseason had already begun.
Moore, who helped former Chiefs midfielder Njabulo Blom sign with Major League Soccer team St. Louis City in December of last year, claims that around March and April of this year, the signs were already there that Zwane wasn’t going to give Amakhosi what they had hoped for, and that they should have started looking for coaching solutions during that time to get ready for the 2023/24 season.
“It was abundantly clear that they were not going to have the season they probably hoped for. In Spring, April (2023) as of now you begin seeing where are the arrangements,” Moore said on This Is Football Africa YouTube channel.
“Furthermore, on the off chance that it’s abroad or outside the country, you start your conversations (with a possible new mentor) then, at that point, as of now. The goal is probably to know which coach you’re going with a week, two, or three before the season ends.
The Cape Town local super specialist, who likewise addresses Manchester Joined first group mentor (for forward players) Benni McCarthy, continued and expressed that the best season Bosses could expect is to essentially duplicate adversaries Orlando Privateers’ 2022/23 mission. Everything being equal, he doesn’t see them completing in front of Mamelodi Twilights, the Pirates and even SuperSport Joined together.
“If you ask me, where do I think the Chiefs will be? “Probably not enough to get ahead of Pirates, SuperSport, or Sundowns,” he stated.
“I think, best case scenario, Bosses can expect a season that Privateers had last season, suppose Privateers Light season, on the grounds that perhaps they can make a cup last however, best case scenario, Bosses must expect to wind up second or third,” he added.