Larsen looking for player support

2014-12-17 10:21
Clinton Larsen (Supplied)

Cape Town - Newly-appointed Bloemfontein Celtic coach Clinton Larsen believes that if he can earn the confidence of his players, then half the battle will be won.

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Larsen returned to the helm as Phunya Sele Sele head coach following the sacking of Ernst Middendorp after Sunday’s 0-0 home draw with Moroka Swallows.

Larsen takes charge with the club in 10th position, sitting on 17 points from 15 games. Having been reportedly given the mandate of a top-four finish, Larsen has plenty of work ahead of him.

Key to his mission will be to reinstall confidence and self-belief in the squad, and to make sure everyone is on the same page.

"In football, results are paramount, the job of a coach relies entirely on that but also vital is the support from the players," Larsen was quoted as saying by the Mzansi Football.

"We must be unified not only to win but conquer, the Celtic brand has grown hugely and that needs to be complimented by great results.

"Fighting for each other and instilling self-esteem unto us will be imperative, starting from Wednesday against Black Aces we must be lethal and determined to win.

"There is no doubt in my mind that the squad we are having is a nice blend of youngsters and experienced campaigners. Together we can make it," he added.

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