SuperSport, which is languishing at the bottom three of the PSL log, has told Igesund and his new technical team to hit the ground running as experiencing does not apply.
According to board chairperson Khulu Sibiya: ”He has the pedigree, especially at club level, where he has proven himself. I’ve said to him that he’s got to hit the ground running. There will be no experiments and no time to build a team. I want [positive] results. I don’t want to have to fire another coach, so Gordon has to get us out of this quagmire.”
Igesund brings along his friends’ Serame Letsoaka and Alejandro Heredia as technical advisors.
Sibiya warned that he would not hesitate to give him the boot if he did not maintain a top-four position in the Absa Premiership.
Igesund said: “I will give everything I have to fulfil the expectations of the SuperSport board and continue the culture of success and competitiveness that has become synonymous with the club,” he said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Kostadin Papic, is now a former coach of newly promoted side Chippa United.
He was shown red-card by the club yesterday.
Papic said yesterday the trouble in the camp started when the club decided to bring in former Moroka Swallows coach Mich D’Avray as a technical director this week.
“Yes it is true that I’m leaving Chippa United because I wasn’t happy with the management’s decision to appoint Mich D’Avray as a technical director,” said the 54-year-old. “I don’t work with technical directors in my professional coaching career.
I don’t say that I don’t like Mich but I’m leaving because of the decision to appoint him.”
The troubled Polokwane City is rumoured to be Papic’s next destination.
In our previous report on firing of coaches (Cavin Johnson-Superport) we did ask who was next. It seems it did not take a week before the wires were abuzz with coaches being shoved from left to right!
Yes, coaching a PSL outfit ain’t walk in the park…So you’re all warned!