Kaizer Chiefs And Orlando Pirates Receive Tempting Offer From Gamondi | diskidaily.co.zaKaizer Chiefs And Orlando Pirates Receive Tempting Offer From Gamondi

Kaizer Chiefs And Orlando Pirates Receive Tempting Offer From Gamondi

Kaizer Chiefs And Orlando Pirates Receive Tempting Offer From Gamondi | diskidaily.co.za
Kaizer Chiefs And Orlando Pirates Receive Tempting Offer From Gamondi

Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Miguel Gamondi, has expressed his desire to return to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and is keen to work as a football director or technical director. This comes as a potentially enticing offer to South African giants, Kaizer Chiefs, and Orlando Pirates, who have been trying to strengthen their staff in recent years.

Gamondi has had extensive PSL experience, having guided Masandawana to the 2005/06 PSL title as co-coach with Neil Tovey, and working at Platinum Stars. Since leaving the PSL, the Argentine has held high-profile jobs in Algeria and Morocco, including serving as Wydad Casablanca’s technical director.

Speaking in an interview with Touchline News, Gamondi expressed his belief in the vast potential of South African football and the importance of working with coaches and youth development structures. He also stressed the need for coaches to improve and learn from international competitions such as the FIFA World Cup, Champions League, and Africa Nations Cup.

Kaizer Chiefs And Orlando Pirates Receive Tempting Offer From Gamondi | diskidaily.co.za
Kaizer Chiefs And Orlando Pirates Receive Tempting Offer From Gamondi

According to Gamondi, football is now a business, and coaches are under immense pressure to produce results. He believes that sometimes coaches cannot play youth players in the senior team due to the fear of getting fired if they lose three to four games. He emphasized that some clubs need to be patient and allow coaches to develop players, especially those that do not necessarily play to win the league.

The bigger picture is that Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, and Mamelodi Sundowns have been trying to strengthen their staff in recent years, with Amakhosi appointing Kaizer Motaung Jnr as their sporting director, and Pirates hiring specialist forwards coach Chickelday to work with their forwards earlier this year. Sundowns, on the other hand, have experienced Dan Flemming Berg as their sporting director after replacing Barcelona legend Jose Ramon Alexanko. In February, the Brazilians appointed Michael Loftman as a set-play coach.

With Gamondi now making himself available to return to South Africa, this could entice Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates to consider roping him in. His keenness to develop South African players could particularly charm Amakhosi, who have placed more emphasis on academy players graduating to the first team, such as Mduduzi Shabalala and Samkelo Zwane this season. This is an attempt to catch up with Sundowns, who have exhibited their development capacity by unleashing Cassius Mailula, who has immediately established himself as a trademark name in the PSL.

Jose Riveiro, Pirates coach, has stated that he will not be pressured into using youngsters but is keen to have them well-developed first, making Gamondi a man he might be looking for. As the Soweto giants will be building teams for next season, it remains to be seen how they will manage to blend new signings and players promoted from their development structures.

In conclusion, Gamondi’s return to the PSL could be a game-changer for South African football, especially if he joins either Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates. With his vast experience in football development and coaching, he could help bridge the gap between the South African clubs and international football standards. It is now up to the Soweto giants to make the right decision and bring in the right personnel to help them compete with the likes of Mamelodi Sundowns.

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