News24

Igesund flies back to SA

2012-06-05 11:19

Cape Town - Moroka Swallows coach Gordon Igesund has cut short his trip in China to fly back to South Africa, increasing the likelihood of him taking over as Bafana Bafana coach from Pitso Mosimane who was fired overnight

Igesund, 55, and the Dube Birds are currently involved in a four-team friendly tournament in China.
 
“I can’t say much, we are boarding in two minutes, but yes, I am flying back to South Africa now,” Igesund told the KickOff website.

In a poll currently on the News24 website, Igesund is the overwhelming favourite among the public to take over from Mosimane, with 53% of the current votes cast.

Igesund is the only man to coach four different top-flight teams to the Premier Soccer League title. They were: Manning Rangers (1996/97), Orlando Pirates (2000/01), Santos (2001/02) and Mamelodi Sundowns (2006/07).

Sport24

Comments
  • tebza.ngoatoana - 2012-06-05 11:26

    Good choice.

      Peter - 2012-06-05 11:47

      Our own Jose Mourinho!!!

  • Tankiso Mogoje - 2012-06-05 11:27

    Good luck coach,we have been too dumb as a nation or Safa to see that you are the right person for this position.Hope they give it to you.

  • neo.mogatusi - 2012-06-05 11:27

    Cum save us coach..u hv our full support! Besides being patriots,we luv futbol

  • thebe.tau - 2012-06-05 11:28

    If he takes the job I feel sorry for him, with all his credentials as soon as he loses games with the mampara dance crew he will be vilified ,but having said that I think he deserves the chance.

      Heiku - 2012-06-05 11:47

      Mampara dance crew! I like that.

  • Hussain - 2012-06-05 11:29

    And finished of runners up with Swallows this season. No local coach has the credentials and track record that he does. Him being National coach is way overdue.

  • Ndira - 2012-06-05 11:29

    he shouldve been bafana coach 7years ago

      sabongam - 2012-06-05 15:43

      Well, he wasn't appointed - should've, would've and could've doesn't work buddy...From the look of things, chances are quiet high that he will be appointed as head coach...If you put 2 & 2 together you should conclude from the obvious - "he had to cut his trip short in China to fly back to SA" - soon after Mosimane's dismissal - should tell you a lot... Now, just keep your fingers crossed that it happens and stop with useless complaints on whether he should've been made Bafana coach 7-years ago...How's that going to help with anything. He wasn't appointed and we can't turn back the hands of time. full stop.

  • thebe.tau - 2012-06-05 11:31

    Gavin Hunt must be the assistant, don't impose Kompela on us, what has he ever done.

      Hugo - 2012-06-05 13:05

      not a very clever idea,imagine mourinho deputizing fergie

  • Mthokozisi - 2012-06-05 11:32

    yea gordon shud take da role as head coach!

  • nkosinathi.dyantyi.9 - 2012-06-05 11:32

    Igesung

      Hugo - 2012-06-05 13:06

      no no chf we want Igersund

  • andrew.kannemeyer - 2012-06-05 11:32

    Go Gordon! This is the man for the job, in fact he was the man some time back! Unequalled record as a Coach / Manager in SA! Definitely got my vote!

  • nkosinathi.dyantyi.9 - 2012-06-05 11:33

    Igesung,palacious

      Hugo - 2012-06-05 13:08

      good combination

  • thebe.tau - 2012-06-05 11:36

    If Igesund cannot get them right, well I will wash my hands off this paamplookaas called soccer players, we will have to go the German way,where most of their players come from outside countries.

  • xoli.mabiya - 2012-06-05 11:37

    Finally, these guys first want to waste a truck load of money before they come to their senses..hope you get the job Mr Igesund

      Delils - 2012-06-05 12:59

      Xoli...u talkin trash my man!

  • Mokoena - 2012-06-05 11:39

    Dis is a gud dcision dat has bin taken by SAFA 4 selectin Gordan Igasund as our coach, i can sy our Morinu here is Igasund

  • Mlamli - 2012-06-05 11:40

    Maccarthy, Arron, Fortune,Sibaya are coming back to the team.

      Ngime - 2012-06-05 13:14

      Mlamli, u mean Igesund uses OLD MEN? Hahahaha............

  • Vusi - 2012-06-05 11:43

    Please SUFFER Ooops I meant SAFA give us Gordon's Dry Gin Oooops I meant Gordon Igesund the best coach in S.A yipppppppeeeeee

  • thebe.tau - 2012-06-05 11:44

    If these kangkrapas make our Great Igesund lose his first game agaist Botswana, then we will have to swap them with the whole Swallows squad with Tsotsolopa as Captain.

  • thamifraser - 2012-06-05 11:48

    Its about time.

  • Zenzile Tshanda - 2012-06-05 11:48

    he better stay at Swallows cause his job is secured there.

      msibi.zenzele - 2012-06-05 12:30

      Very true @Zenzile even me I was going to stay, but anyway maybe he will turn things and I trust him.

      jento.dayisi - 2012-06-05 13:13

      yes ,his job at swallows is secured but then who do you think is good for the job

  • Heiku - 2012-06-05 11:48

    YES PLEASE! SAFA pay the man whatever he wants. You have that FIFA cash so spend it on something worthwhile

  • MrDinwiddie - 2012-06-05 11:49

    South Africans expect to win every match they play. Even Brazil, Spain and Germany go on loosing streaks and draws but you'll never hear the country criticizing the coach. Fact is, we are impatient people. Igesund will draw his 1st five matches, the whole country will want his head. Barker was and still is the only coach to guide Bafana to any form of success

  • MrDinwiddie - 2012-06-05 11:49

    South Africans expect to win every match they play. Even Brazil, Spain and Germany go on loosing streaks and draws but you'll never hear the country criticizing the coach. Fact is, we are impatient people. Igesund will draw his 1st five matches, the whole country will want his head. Barker was and still is the only coach to guide Bafana to any form of success

  • nhlapop - 2012-06-05 11:51

    Finally. He is the only man who can rsecue our National Team. Wish him all the best.

  • Francois - 2012-06-05 11:53

    along with Hunt, the only guys that should get this job...Gordon is a great coach and he reminds me a lot of Heyneke Meyer in the way he always seems to get the best out of his players...he's strong on the mental side of the game.

      Hugo - 2012-06-05 13:12

      not feasible,they are the two 'big coaches' in SA,telling one to report to the other when the other feels it should be the other way round will create problems.Only ONE of them deputized by either Palacios or Kompela

  • yuri.buccaneer - 2012-06-05 11:54

    Great news, no more messing around with the ball making unnecessary passes, now it'll just be doom doom goal, doom doom goal. Easy straight foward football.

  • Mtk.the.poet - 2012-06-05 11:55

    Semi educated group always bring up race wher it dnt belong,welcome to Bafana Gordon,u got my support evn if it takes u 10 years to win a game,to u I blv!!!

  • Mtk.the.poet - 2012-06-05 11:56

    Semi educated group always bring up race wher it dnt belong,welcome to Bafana Gordon,u got my support evn if it takes u 10 years to win a game,to u I blv!!!

  • Mtk.the.poet - 2012-06-05 11:57

    Semi educated group always bring up race wher it dnt belong,welcome to Bafana Gordon,u got my support evn if it takes u 10 years to win a game,to u I blv!!!

  • Emmanuel - 2012-06-05 12:01

    We need Gordon, we need you, bring the glory days to Bafunny Bafunny.

  • chris.booise - 2012-06-05 12:06

    He is undoubtedly in my mind the best man for the job. Him

  • Wandile UBhodwe-RoofCleaner Dweba - 2012-06-05 12:17

    im not a football fan, he really deserves the job!

  • Bzeng - 2012-06-05 12:19

    SAFA better put their issues aside

  • xoli.xuma - 2012-06-05 12:24

    Igesund and Baker as his aaistant

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-06-05 12:34

    Some people will just pull th race always hopeless Laurenzo. SAFA just need to appoint new officers too, so Gordon 4 th national team job. Great he's th best.

  • Zenzile Tshanda - 2012-06-05 12:37

    @msibi, i hope so for his sake!

  • Thabo T Man Mahlangu - 2012-06-05 12:38

    gorden igusend cut his trip short because he is the right man for the job

  • malosejacob.lebelo - 2012-06-05 13:01

    The coach is not the problem, we need strikers like benny no matter what he is saying. We just need people who can score goals thats it... Benny must just join the boys

      xolani.t.ngobese - 2012-06-05 14:39

      Benny? no ways, he is a rotten potato. We dnt need ppl who praise themselfs in our squad!!! Unfortunately he is a good player bt that's nt good enough. We need young humble players.

  • Jaco - 2012-06-05 13:10

    This should have been years ago.....

      Godfrey - 2012-06-05 15:37

      Mybe he should call up benie McCarthy to solve goal scoring problem.\r\nHope they gonna pay him more like perreira.

  • Mpho - 2012-06-05 13:10

    m prepared to die for Gordon,,this man is good motivator n he does nt use favourism like useles Pitso,,lets b honest,hw culd u put a 7 months benchwarmer bongani khumalo on the starting line-up?damn Pitso,u so funny with ya favourism n ds cost u a job? y u didnt field eric "tower" mathoho instead of big-cow khumalo,,sis,,,,

  • mpho.c.moreki - 2012-06-05 13:11

    Plus pitso wa phapha.he is full of himself

  • Ingrid - 2012-06-05 13:13

    This guy is 100 in the shade, can't we get a young coach who will insist on coaching acdamies and better facilities for our young players to get proper training and to learn the rules of the game. We were told a couple of weeks ago we have no talent and South Africa is a total waste of time.He will have to create mircles and when he cannot her will get fired like the rest.

      Mike - 2012-06-05 13:39

      Alex Ferguson is also about 100 and his coaching acadamies and youth team support are brilliant.

      Phupoo - 2012-06-05 13:47

      Ingrid' we realy need this guy, he hs got a lot of expirience

  • Ngime - 2012-06-05 13:18

    Let Gordon fly in and submit his CV. This job must be advertised to attract great talent even from abroad.

  • paul.olivier.545 - 2012-06-05 13:39

    about time

  • dieudonne.ngoma - 2012-06-05 14:01

    Welcome back coach, the nation needs you

      djmamboja - 2012-06-05 17:01

      I thnk Gordon is right for be headcoach ass by tovey and radebe we need new ideas now put komphela aside

  • dieudonne.ngoma - 2012-06-05 14:25

    Hope SAFA pays him good money like they paid to Parreira

  • Amidit - 2012-06-05 15:18

    Gordon deserve it more than any coach we have currently. Kombela failed during his time as the under 23 coach.

  • Jameel - 2012-06-05 15:23

    you can teach them to play football like any other team in the world but you cant teach them to score goals, this is something you just born with, its either you have it or you don't. Our players are goal shy. They'd make good rugby players always kicking over the poles

  • pages:
  • 1