Former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Brian Baloyi has advised his former club Kaizer Chiefs to hire Pitso Mosimane as their new head coach.
Brian Baloyi: Mosimane Is The Best Option
Baloyi believes that Mosimane is the ideal candidate to rebuild a team that has been struggling for almost a decade.
Chiefs have not won any major trophy since 2015 and are currently looking for their ninth coach in eight years.
“He’s at the top of my list. In fact, he’s my number one, two, three and four for the Chiefs position.
“I don’t see anyone else who is more suitable,” Baloyi said at the Gary and Vivienne Player Invitational in Sun City at the weekend.
“If you want to make a statement and show that you’re serious about rebuilding the team, then go and get Pitso.
“Break the bank for him.”
Mosimane Is Available
Mosimane is back on the market after he parted ways with the United Arab Emirates’ Al Wahda a week and half ago.
Mosimane Brings His Own Team
Baloyi says Chiefs should not be deterred by the fact that Mosimane brings his own technical team when he takes over a new job.
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He says this is what top coaches do throughout the world and it ensures continuity and stability.
“That’s what top coaches do throughout the world,” Baloyi said.
“In the past we [Chiefs] were able to get coaches from Europe who brought their own teams.
“SA should long have embraced this and we wouldn’t have this coaching merry-go-round. Coaches must work with their own teams.
“I would encourage PSL coaches to all follow this Pitso model of surrounding yourself with people you trust.”
Chiefs Should Take Their Time
Baloyi says Chiefs should now take their time to ensure they bring in the right man after changing head coaches with alarming regularity.
He says they should either let interim coach Cavin Johnson finish the season or appoint someone during the January break.
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“I think the only coach who was given a proper chance in the past eight years was Steve Komphela.
“He served for three seasons but everyone else had a short time.
“Gavin [Hunt] came in at a time when they had a Fifa ban [which barred them from signing players].
“They must now take their time. They did the correct thing by promoting Cavin [Johnson] but how long will he be there for?” Baloyi said.
“Either you let Johnson finish the season and appoint someone at the end, or you get them in for the January break.
“There have been too many irrational decisions, such as signing players when you don’t have a coach.
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“Don’t do that this time. Don’t sign anyone in January if you don’t have a coach because you don’t know if the incoming coach would want to work with certain players.”