Kaizer Chiefs make decision on Manqoba Mngqithi appointment!

Kaizer Chiefs are believed to be pressing ahead with plans to secure the services of a new coach next season.

Arthur Zwane was in-charge at Chiefs last season, before being replaced by Molefi Ntseki ahead of the current campaign.

To the majority of the Chiefs fan base, Ntseki was already an unpopular appointment, with no positive track record. Prior to taking over the first team reigns, he had never coached a senior professional side. He did, however, coach Bafana Bafana after Stuart Baxter, before being fired for failing to qualify for AFCON 2021. The duo reunited as part of a new structure at Amakhosi, which put him in charge of football development.

Ntseki did not last long as Chiefs coach, however, being sacked before even the halfway mark of the season. This came after an unconvincing start to the campaign which also saw them knocked out of two cups. After being relieved of his duties, the club appointed Johnson to take over on an interim basis. Coincidently, Cavin Johnson also came into the club in a developmental role, before being asked to steady the senior ship.

Two local candidates for Chiefs?

A run which saw Chiefs winning three of their last four games of 2024, saw Johnson in with a shout. But now according to the latest, the club are back looking at other candidates. It was reported on this website that the club had earmarked two local candidates for the job. Those being Pitso Mosimane, the lead candidate, as well as Manqoba Mngqithi

It was reported last month that Mngqithi was happy at Mamelodi Sundowns and was negotiating a new deal. But it was equally reported that Chiefs were still interested.

But now according to FARPost are not interested in the services of Mngqithi regardless of his Sundowns future.

Mngqithi not favoured?

“While he (Mngqithi) is a well-respected coach, there’s a feeling that he may not be the best match for the club’s (Chiefs) current requirements. It seems they’re considering other coaches who might be a closer fit for their vision,” a top source confirmed to the same publication. 

Chiefs are reported to be keen on a foreign coach if they don’t get their top target in Mosimane. The Mngqithi links are not going away, however.