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Khanye – Why Do Bucs & Chiefs Need Foreign Coaches?

Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Junior Khanye has questioned why PSL teams often look for foreign coaches rather than locals.

The iDiskiTV analyst has addressed some of the big issues in South African football in his column in iDiski Times.

Khanye feels that too many foreign coaches are being brought to South Africa without really improving the standard of the country’s game.

“I keep on saying that we are in a mess when it comes to coaching in this country. Many foreign coaches who come here are not here to improve our standard of football, it is all about their profiles and the money,” he wrote in his column in iDiski Times edition 35.

“Look at a coach like Ernst Middendorp who came here from Germany. He has been in South Africa for over fifteen years and has only won two trophies. What value does he add to our league? Yet they keep on giving him jobs instead of South African coaches being given a chance. Middendorp has done nothing to improve the quality of our league. 

“In addition, as a country we should be very clear about how we want our players to play. Brazilians and Spaniards know exactly how they want to play football and they hire coaches who emphasize their preferred style of play. 

“If you are Orlando Pirates, why do you need a Josef Zinnbauer? Does he suit your style of play? Will his German style fit your philosophy? 

“Why does Kaizer Chiefs need a British coach like Stuart Baxter? Why do they hire Gavin Hunt? We all know how Gavin Hunt prefers to play. 

“Will Molefi Ntseki and Stuart Baxter speak the same coaching language? I doubt!”