PRETORIA – Kaizer Chiefs sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jnr has rallied behind interim head coach Arthur Zwane in what can be a signal that the man is poised for the job on a permanent basis.
Zwane is one of the favorites to get the job on a permanent basis and now enjoys the support of a very influential member of the Chiefs board in the form of sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jnr.
“If there is a coach who understands Kaizer Chiefs’ philosophy, it is Arthur Zwane.
“If there is a coach who understands modern football and who has a blueprint on how to bring the best out of quick, dynamic, youthful and attack-minded football, it is coach Arthur Zwane,” Motaung Jnr told VM Sports.
Zwane has faced challenges to stabilize the sinking Kaizer Chiefs ship since succeeding the sacked Stuart Baxter but can prove to be the man in the long term since he has the Amakhosi DNA.
“It’s no secret that he has served this club with high aplomb as a player and has an understanding of the pressures that come with it… He has an amazing character, he is a great leader and he is a person who understands what this club needs.
“Having said that, this is a time where we are in a recovery and rebuilding mode and that takes many components so we are giving coach Arthur and coach Dillon all the support they need to make sure that they can achieve what they need to towards the end of the season,” said Motaung Jnr.
Chiefs will likely undertake a massive overhaul of their under performing squad during the off-season with Zwane likely to be tasked with the rebuilding exercise.
“But, everyone knows in football, if you want to make effective change, you need time, you need patience and you need structure and, personally, for me, I think coach Arthur has gained as much experience and knowledge, and he has an amazing passion to drive this club.
“I know that the club, the chairman and the members of the board will all be sitting down, not just talking about this one specific role, but about the bigger project that we have to undergo.
“It is an honour and a big privilege to be able to work with coach Arthur Zwane and coach Dillon Sheppard,” Motaung Jr said.