Khanye – Swallows Should Replace Truter With ‘Dance Dan’

Author: Ngetelo Clifton Mabasa
 | Date: October 6, 2021

Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Junior Khanye has insisted Swallows FC should replace Brandon Truter with Dan ‘Dance’ Malesela.

Truter was on “on special leave” over the past three games, with assistant coach Simo Dladla being in-charge.

The Dube Birds drew 0-0 with Cape Town City and got humiliated in a 4-0 defeat to the same team in the MTN8 semi-final second leg before being hammered 3-0 by Mamelodi Sundowns in the DStv Premiership.

On Monday, the club confirmed that Truter had returned to his role as coach, however, Khanye believes that Truter has been embarrassed as a coach and might struggle to regain the respect of the players.

As a consequence, Khanye feels that Swallows should make Truter their Head of Development and get ‘Dance Dan’ as head coach, assisted by Dladla.

“I don’t know about everyone else, but the idea of special leave is unusual and is not something that you hear about often in football. It is either the coach is good or he is not,” Khanye wrote in his iDiski Times column.

“Swallows should have fired the coach if that’s what they wanted to do. It is disrespectful to Brandon for him to be forced leave.

“How are the players going to look at him now? Is he still going to command respect from his first team after this embarrassment?.

“Truter is not a bad coach, he knows how to coach players to play good football, however, last season he came under serious pressure for drawing far too many games.

“Swallows should not toy around with coach Brandon Truter, they should redeploy him to their development structures because he helped them gain promotion and he really understands the game. Brandon must be made the Head of Development at the club. Simo Dladla is currently the assistant coach.

“When Brandon was on leave, Simo took over but the club suffered huge losses. Simo is a coach who knows how to coach good South African football. He should be allowed to learn from a more experienced coach.

“I think Swallows should get Dan Malesela to help them as their head coach. He is an experienced coach and this current Swallows squad would fit well with “Dan Dance” and his philosophy.”

To read Khanye’s full column, where he touches on another problem at the club and also speaks about the dismissal of Owen Da Gama, buy this week’s iDiski Times.

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