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Kaizer Chiefs are looking for a new coach after parting ways with Molefi Ntseki, and they have received applications from several candidates, including Raul Caneda, a close friend and assistant of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

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Kaizer Chiefs players inspecting the pitch ahead of a match.

Who Is Raul Caneda?

Caneda is a 54-year-old Spanish coach who holds both the Uefa Pro and Uefa A coaching licenses.

He has experience in coaching in Spain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and UAE.

He worked as an assistant manager at Real Sociedad and UD Almeria in his home country before moving to Saudi Arabia, where he coached Al-Ittihad and Al-Nassr, two of the biggest clubs in the country.

He also had a stint at Umm Salal in Qatar, and his last job was at Khor Fakkan in UAE, which he left in 2020.

Caneda is also known for his connection with Guardiola, whom he considers as a friend and a mentor.

He occasionally serves as Manchester City’s external analyst, providing feedback and advice to the Premier League champions.

How did Caneda apply for the Chiefs job?

According to GOAL, Caneda’s CV has been sent to Kaizer Motaung Jr., the sporting director of Kaizer Chiefs, who is in charge of the recruitment department.

Caneda is one of the many coaches who are keen to land the Chiefs coaching job, which is considered one of the most prestigious in South African football.

Competition For The Position 

The coaching job at Amakhosi is also linked to the likes of Nasreddine Nabi, Manqoba Mngqithi, Muhsin Ertugral, and Pitso Mosimane to name a few.

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