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Chiefs sack Vermezovic

2012-04-12 13:26

Johannesburg - Premier Soccer League club Kaizer Chiefs have parted ways with Serbian coach Vladimir Vermezovic following a string of uninspiring results, the club announced through a statement on their website.

The termination of the contract is with immediate effect and follows a meeting held on Thursday between club chairman Kaizer Motaung, Vermezovic and football manager Bobby Motaung along with the coach’s agent.

“It was agreed to part ways with immediate effect, in order to allow both parties to prepare for the new season in good time,” read the statement.

“The Club would like to take this opportunity to thank the Coach for his services during his tenure at Kaizer Chiefs for the last three (3) seasons and to wish him all the best for his future endevours.”

The Naturena club will not be appointing a permanent replacement just yet and will rely on assistant coach Donald “Ace” Khuse to steer the ship until the end of the season. He will be assisted by Doctor Khumalo, Arthur Zwane and the rest of the Technical Team.

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Comments
  • Darren - 2012-04-12 13:28

    GOOD!

      ricky.gamanya - 2012-04-12 13:57

      ya its good

      Darren - 2012-04-12 14:22

      it's good good good it's good it's nice…Chiefs 'n Licken!!

      Peter - 2012-04-12 14:50

      This is worth celebrating. The Chairman is decisive!!! Hope SAFA is taking lessons.

  • seeraneedwin - 2012-04-12 13:32

    It was long overdue, thanks to the club chairman and club manager. Maybe we gonna see the best of our lovely club in the remaining league and cup games for the remainder of the season.

  • Johnny - 2012-04-12 13:38

    W.T.F in the middle of a season you fire manager and you say you want to win the psl who is going to win, steve k. or doctor k. they should fire bobby m. he is useless i do not care if he did not summit a CV he must go

      lukhanyos - 2012-04-12 14:24

      Actually the last time we won it was with these guys

  • Dan - 2012-04-12 13:40

    good riddence!

  • hasahasa.baloyi - 2012-04-12 13:43

    it about damn time

  • sigqibom - 2012-04-12 13:44

    Thanx for hearing us, even though u took ur time. Vladimir was suppose to have be shown the door long time ago. Gud luck Ace, Doctor, Zwane

  • Vuyo - 2012-04-12 13:46

    Thank God that palooka is gone....maybe Krol wouldn't be a bad idea.

  • Mlungisi - 2012-04-12 13:47

    Thank goodness, cut your losses, now can they follow up with sacking Bobby

  • Martin - 2012-04-12 13:55

    Good riddance

  • Martin - 2012-04-12 13:57

    Wonder if proper legal proceedings were followed w.r.t. labour law. Haha.

  • Smash - 2012-04-12 13:58

    The 1 thumbing us down is mos def not a chiefs supporter.

  • Cosmas - 2012-04-12 13:59

    tryng 2 get excuses 4 not wining anythng........looooolest

  • Tshepo - 2012-04-12 13:59

    good luck 2 donald ace khuze n his assistant coaches docter khumalo n 10111 zwane

  • Njabulo - 2012-04-12 14:01

    Thank God, this is long overdue. To complete the restructuring, Bobby must be re-assigned to a different division within his "family business".

  • milton.tefo - 2012-04-12 14:04

    I respect that decision , Mr ace, Docter along with zwane will take our amakhosi to the top.

      vuyo.dyakala - 2012-04-12 14:25

      He dd well atlist! But its time fo him to go! We wll miss him!! In futue he must lean to wok with team not individiuals!

  • magomarele - 2012-04-12 14:06

    Shame, poor Zebra force! You'll never be like Bhakhaniya, please stop trying to compete with us. We don't use cheap freebies purchased through buy1-get1-free scheeme, but good material in the like of Benny, Segolela, Klate, Moneeb, Lekgoathi, Sangweni, Mahamutsa, Ace, Jali, Meyiwa, Ndulula, Mabalane, Rantie, Matlaba, Jele..The list is endless. What do you have to show, Freebies from Zim?

      Sithembiso - 2012-04-12 14:17

      your football knowledge is amazing... Thank yo for sharing with the rest of us... Now..., SIT DOWN!!!!!

      Su - 2012-04-12 14:32

      How about we get you some spelling lessons first? Amakhosi for life!!!

      Gift - 2012-04-12 14:34

      Hey idiot rantie is on loan lekgoathi is aging only sangweni and ace are regulars as for meyiwa u booed him on monday the story is about chiefs not pirates

      Cris - 2012-04-12 14:36

      Magomarele mind your own business. Chiefs will do well without your advice.

      Sbusiso - 2012-04-12 14:55

      Ay! man, all players got 2 legs and different skills , unlike pirates 5 or more players fighting for same position ,it`s real not cool

      Webster - 2012-04-12 21:31

      Guyz do u support soccer or u are just being xenophobic, winning is not a gurantee that u will be coach tomorrow in SA . Krol won 3 trophies and was fired, Leal won two and was fired. What quality are u telling us in ndulula and company

      tlaksbanda - 2012-04-13 16:09

      Eeish! ... You Are a Real Cow! In Fact a (Pie) Rat!

  • Jabulani - 2012-04-12 14:07

    Its about time..Ace, Doctor, Zwane and the technical team. Make us proud! Its time we got rid of European coaches in South Africa.

  • lucas.chingonzo - 2012-04-12 14:08

    Good VV is gone

  • Andrew - 2012-04-12 14:11

    Wasn't Ace the player who whenever his team was in an attacking position would play the ball all the way back to his keeper? Used to be very frustrating to watch

      Vhugala - 2012-04-12 17:06

      your are very stupid. you don't what ua talking abt.

  • mneswiswi - 2012-04-12 14:12

    lol shame 2 chiefs suppoters do you obviasly think dat is 4 the best?

  • Ralph - 2012-04-12 14:14

    I hav mixed feelings abt ths yes da coach ddnt appear to know wat he was doin anymor bt cn we say he had quality on hs disposal to work with ah well lets wait and see in da remaining games.

  • Ralph - 2012-04-12 14:15

    I hav mixed feelings abt ths yes da coach ddnt appear to know wat he was doin anymor bt cn we say he had quality on hs disposal to work with ah well lets wait and see in da remaining games.

  • Sbusiso - 2012-04-12 14:16

    Its comes at the very wrong time, why they shouldn`t wait til season ends ,massive blow us ,as supporters as we will not celebrete evenone cup this season

  • Sbusiso - 2012-04-12 14:16

    Its comes at the very wrong time, why they shouldn`t wait til season ends ,massive blow us ,as supporters as we will not celebrete evenone cup this season

  • Ako - 2012-04-12 14:26

    I believe that players also are to be blamed for the poor performance, coaches in most cases find themselves facing with an axe because of the not so committed players. I feel so sorry for poor VV. Maybe caretaker coaches will bring some changes because even the muthi didn't help them I think they must fire their inyanga as well

  • Maredi - 2012-04-12 14:29

    It is called shooting oneself in the foot. The man was doing his job but just did not have the players to take us through, especially in big games. Chiefs can fire as many coaches as we want, but without the proper human resources we are going nowhere. since I am from Limpopo I am going to set up a road block to make sure Bobby never crosses the border into Zimbabwe again. Buy quility and the results will come, not the Lebeses of this world.

      Sbusiso - 2012-04-12 14:44

      You are right mfethu, zim chiefs cant win even single trophy, we just need an expensive material to biuld a team not this cheap zim import

      sbonelo.dladla1 - 2012-04-12 15:06

      We shudnt go to stadiums anymore until bobby buys quality playerz. Those who go dnt support chiefs, but dey want it down d relegation zone.who ever truly support chiefs won't stand for dis pain.\r\n\r\nWe want quality playerz! We want quality playerz! We want quality playerz!!!

  • RObert - 2012-04-12 14:32

    Pie-Chiefs

  • Tumelo - 2012-04-12 14:34

    I think chiefs just lacks the necessary quality of players who can change the game, only shabalala, so it doesn't matter who the coach is, the results will remain the same! But then most fans must be happy after calling for his departure for so long!

      Mpho Giftoneous - 2012-04-12 14:42

      quality players is what chiefs lack

      sbonelo.dladla1 - 2012-04-12 15:01

      Tumelo, u r sober. Sometimes I ask myself if I'm d only one who's craze or kaizer chiefs fans. The real problem is bobby, he just buy whateva he wishes, not on what suits the team. What Chiefs need is quality players.luk at Pirates and Sundowns, dey buy quality left and right, no wonder dey are challenging for d league. Changing coaches won't help if we dont fix dis issue. Some quality players wish to play for chiefs, some even confes it, but chiefs just turn their back on dem instead dey. buy quantity. D truth is we can't challenge for d league if we continue dis way, no offense to d current chiefs playerz, but no player can turn down d opportunity to play for chiefs, even I myself wud grab it with both hands (even though I dnt know how to play) dat's wat is happening at chiefs. Kaizer Motaung must smell d coffee and act, coz we will b like Pirates who had to wait 10 years b4 dey lift a trophy. We are tired of dis now, especially true supporterz, not those who enjoy just goin to d stadium.

  • Itumeleng - 2012-04-12 14:37

    hes gone!chiefs had to take a leaf out of bucs' book...

      NMothijoa - 2012-04-12 15:21

      Wena hape. This is a faimly matter, stay out of it. As for pirates its only a matter of time.

  • Sello - 2012-04-12 14:37

    Finally!!! At least we can start winning again...

      refiloe.legoabe - 2012-04-12 14:41

      says who????wel c about that,i stil tgink vv should stay

  • Nkosana - 2012-04-12 14:47

    That's Soccer for you, Sorry VV try next time if there's going to be a next........ Up the Bucs........

  • Biggs - 2012-04-12 14:50

    Well ,what about bobby?

      cemahanyele - 2012-04-12 17:45

      he dd not apply for the job,unless he fires himself

  • flowz4 - 2012-04-12 14:51

    Bobby is a hypocrite, he did not buy any players and now he fires the coach. what is he going to achieve?

  • Cliff.k.Masola - 2012-04-12 14:52

    As long bobby he is there nothing will change,fire him also

  • Lati - 2012-04-12 14:55

    why wait until such crucial time? Chiefs shuld have given him up 2 the end of the season. I dnt blame the Coach 4 Chief's poor performance' playas mst also b blamed. Gudluck VV in your new enviroment.

  • William - 2012-04-12 14:56

    Whew! At last he is gone. He has been demoralising our boys. Thanx to the technical team 4 the termination. To VV: Byeeeeeeeeee:-)

  • akhona.ngcauzele - 2012-04-12 15:00

    Boys2men or the DK squared plus AZ...welcome back boys....

  • Luka - 2012-04-12 15:01

    I'm happy about outcome

  • Henry - 2012-04-12 15:03

    Being a soccer club coacher is a helluva job. Firstly 1 is employed on contract basis, if the club loses some tournaments, 1 takes the blame (forgetting that 'tis not him who plays, he only tells them what to do) when 1 has to be sacked, the employer (club) waits for the contract to expire (and not renew it) I feel pity for people who serve this career. As a Khosi fan myself, I wish VV all the luck in his future endeviours, as for the club, I hope that the management know what they are doing.

  • Luka - 2012-04-12 15:04

    I'm happy

  • dentamokhabz - 2012-04-12 15:05

    It is been long, Bobby should follow him.

  • Mike - 2012-04-12 15:11

    Its abt time chiefs realized hw useles this coach was.this is our team we make this theam and we dont need lozes like that.buy him ist clas plane ticket to go home. Hes not welcome to chiefs anymore. Usenza inhlekisa kubantu ecasuka. Thank u so much Motaung family.

  • NMothijoa - 2012-04-12 15:11

    Bobby yena? Is he still football manager?

      sbonelo.dladla1 - 2012-04-12 15:32

      I think derz a guy goes by d name of boyo dat Kaizer Motaung is lukin to replace bobby!

      NMothijoa - 2012-04-13 12:59

      Oh, i had no idea. Thanks for letting me know. It is such a relief....

  • Ntshekisang - 2012-04-12 15:12

    eish guyz this thing didn't take me well, i'm disturbed guyz can't anything,,lets hope for the best

  • Kgosi King Meruti - 2012-04-12 15:31

    The players are happy & the fans are happy! Lets hope the new Coaching staff will deliver the Nedbank & the PSL trophy to Naturena where it belongs. Hauweng Makhosi. Change is good.

  • sbonelo.dladla1 - 2012-04-12 15:39

    It doesn't solve d problem, as long as bobby is incharge on buying playerz for Chiefs we will continue firing coaches.

      Gerald - 2012-04-12 15:59

      That so called bobby is useless, i dont think he understand soccer,all he cares about is money

      NMothijoa - 2012-04-13 13:03

      Ntate Motaung should wake up and smell the coffee. If he is waiting for right time to replace Bobby, the time is now. Chiefs is sinking....... BIG TIME!!!!!

  • sbonelo.dladla1 - 2012-04-12 15:46

    Sometimes I ask myself if I'm d only one who's doesn't see d truth or kaizer chiefs fans. The real problem is bobby, he just buys whateva he wishes, not on what suits the team. What Chiefs need is quality players.luk at Pirates and Sundowns, dey buy quality left and right, no wonder dey are challenging for d league. Changing coaches won't help if we dont fix dis issue. Some quality players wish to play for chiefs, some even confes it, but chiefs just turn their back on dem instead dey. buy quantity. D truth is we can't challenge for d league if we continue dis way, no offense to d current chiefs playerz, but no player can turn down d opportunity to play for chiefs, even I myself wud grab it with both hands (even though I dnt know how to play) dat's wat is happening at chiefs. Kaizer Motaung must smell d coffee and act, coz we will b like Pirates who had to wait 10 years b4 dey lift a trophy. We are tired of dis now, especially true supporterz, not those who enjoy just goin to d stadium

      Vongani - 2012-04-12 16:36

      No, it's not all about who u re signing is all about who are u giving away or an ability to replace a player u gave away.

      Xulu.Thulany.Xaba - 2012-04-12 20:56

      I agree boss the \dick-tator\ bobby(julius) must go!

  • Topsy - 2012-04-12 15:54

    watch them now sign rude crawl or julio leal, vlad v 4eva!

  • lemosia - 2012-04-12 16:16

    at long last we had enough lets hope for the best and keep on supporting the team maKhosi

  • simbarashe.kwangwari - 2012-04-12 16:22

    I wish firing coaches was the same with firing presidents

      Lungile - 2012-04-12 21:04

      soccer iz nt politics dat thing rollz over nd over

      Webster - 2012-04-12 21:23

      Whyyyyyyyy, what has this to do with politics. People u have issues but u don't know where to address them