Coach walks out on media

2010-10-14 14:18

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs coach Vladimir Vermezovic walked out on the press at the club's media day on Thursday, saying he would no longer make himself available to the media.

The Serbian coach stunned the press in Naturena ahead of his team's Absa Premiership clash against Platinum Stars at the Rand Stadium on Saturday night. Vermezovic said he was disappointed at an article misquoting him in a daily newspaper.

The article quoted Vermezovic stating he was a better striker than one of his players, Kaizer Motaung junior, after Amakhosi lost to Bloemfontein Celtic on penalties in the annual Macufe Cup in Bloemfontein at the weekend.

But the Serbian also stunned his own media officers and Chiefs football Manager Bobby Motaung by his impromptu lashing of the media.

“This situation could cause a division between me and the players and I will not allow this to happen again," Vermezovic said.

"I never said what I was reported to have said about Kaizer junior. In future I will not talk to the media.”

With that he stood up and left the conference to stunned silence.

Motaung said he would approach Vermezovic for an explanation.

“I will deal with this. The coach took me by surprise by what he said. I was not expecting this statement," Motaung said.

"It was emotional and when he calms down I will talk to him and sort this out.

"We need the media. We welcome constructive criticism but when things get out of control like this one can feel for the coach.

"But I will also speak to the newspaper concerned and I am confident I will be able to resolve this and have the coach back on good terms with the media before long.”


  • Bucs Faithful - 2010-10-14 14:41

    Bucs put this motormouth in his place by knocking out Chefs to win MTN 8 trophy. LOL

  • GIVEN - 2010-10-14 15:20

    Makhosi what's happening as the coach walk because you lost the TROPHY (Money to Naturena - MTN8) sorry bafowethu.Remember rome was no build in oneday. SHAPA BAKANIYA SHAPA

  • Rhulane Stan Nkuzana - 2010-10-14 15:26

    I suppose it is hard for Vladimir to swallow for his team to have lost out on the MTN8 to their bitter rivals and then soon thereafter to Bloem Celtic on the trot.I think as a coach of the so-called cup specialists, I would also feel k*k. Better luck next time. There was a time when Chiefs only needed to make an appearance at stadia and voila the cup goes to Naturena. Not any more.

  • Zulu Khosi - 2010-10-14 15:33

    Kaizer Jnr is a moegoe of a player,if it wasn't his father's team he would have been transferred a long time ago. The coach was wrong to storm out of the press briefing,this is not a revolutionary house but a soccer house so he better get back and remember he's obliged to address oqalazive.

  • Magezi Hlengane - 2010-10-14 15:48

    But it is not right for the papers to misquote people only write what they had said.

  • bucsfaithful - 2010-10-14 15:50

    Bucs lets wait for 2010 to win another top 8 competition, in the meantime I'll be supporting chioefs coz I know they win cups every year. Rothmans SAA super8 coca cola nedbank telkom knockout ABSA cup not legue Bucs we have alot to do if we want to be on the same level as Amakhosikazi, I mean they have every cup that have been made in SA, we on the other hand are bragging about one cup in 10 years. SHAME ON US

  • Tone - 2010-10-14 16:07

    @ Given - we (chiefs fans) can not afford to take any advice from Bucs fans "rome was not build in 1 day". U need to understand that it is Chiefs' culture to win atleast 1 cup per season and this is wat we have been doing for the past 10 years (no wonder it took the Bucs 7 years to win a trophy). Chiefs is a big team and will surely bounce back

  • tuks - 2010-10-14 16:23

    Mna I dnt Blame V.V for that comment , Kaiser Jr , yibhari eqinileyo , I always feel lyk his father is ashamed of him everytym he gets on the pitch.... Kaiser Jr soccer is nto ur think boss... rather do admin stuff lyk ur

  • G - 2010-10-14 16:34

    "you blady agents"

  • Bucs Faithful - 2010-10-14 16:56

    @Tone Bribing match officials is the only culture l know about Chefs. Now your dirty tricks are haunting you. Deal with it pride as much as when you robbed Sundwons, Santos ( goalkeeper Authur Zwane) and Ajax ( Thabo Mooki with that coward freekick). LOL

  • sam sithole - 2010-10-14 20:37

    Paul Dolezer versus The late Sizwe Motaung,Mushin Ertugral Vs Mabhuthi Khenyeza and now is Vikizembe (VV) against Kaizer not against foreigh coaches but we need to take this serious before VV can turn Chiefs to be like Zimbabwe through boycotting the Media.

  • Jones - 2010-10-15 07:50

    People should comment about the issue at hand. To BUCS FAITHFUL u r talkin k***k what does bribing the officials has 2 do with this issue of Vladimir. In future keep those irrelevant comments to youreself & remember it will take pierats another 10 years 2 lift a trophy. Back 2 kaizer motaung Jnr i think he is nt kaizer chiefs material he is just there coz the team belongs belongs to his father i mean in all fairness the guy he is not good as David Radebe but the poor guy was offloaded. There is quite a number of good players that left chiefs unnecessary bt this cow is still there.

  • Cassius - 2010-10-15 08:00

    Bucsfaithful: U R A true football supporter.You r not buyers.Love U

  • Vincent Bvuma - 2010-10-15 10:09

    The bubble has burst, VV. Feel it; it's hot in the kitchen.

  • lolo - 2010-10-15 11:00

    Not too long ago chiefs said local coaches are incapable of dealing with the pressures of coaching Chiefs. Bur it seems to me this overpaid motormouth is starting to buckle under pressure.

  • Window Washer - 2010-10-15 11:39

    BAASTADS!!!!! Tune them BIG V.

  • Bucs Faithful - 2010-10-15 12:31

    @Jones k...k truth hurts dude. Dirty tricks which Chefs used to win matches is back and haunting Chefs. Payback time. @ Cassius Big Thanks man. The past is haunting these cry babies and its a pity that they are too weak to withstand the pressure.

  • Vertrauen - 2010-10-15 13:07

    VV was right to show a no kiss media arse attitude. I hope he does not speak to the media ever again because in both media and life your opinions misquoted and used against you. Pie-Rats won the trophy after 10 years and the rumours that Krol was leaving just died off..... BIG UP VLAD WE'RE 110% BEHIND YOU...

  • Bucs Faithful - 2010-10-15 14:23

    @ Vertrauen puppets came up with the rumours you are refering to. Since you live in world of rumours you were left stuck. Shame on you dude.

  • Ntuthuko Brian Sangweni - 2010-10-15 15:24

    well done v.v 4going out

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