Cape Town - Bloemfontein
Celtic are reportedly closer to finding a permanent replacement for
coach Serame Letsoaka with two former Orlando Pirates coaches seemingly
high on their list.
Letsoaka was recently relieved of his duties after the club recorded
four losses in their opening seven league games. In addition, Siwelele
managed to score just three goals.
Nonetheless, it appears Roger de Sa is the leading candidate to take
over on a permanent basis from caretaker coaches, Lehlohonolo Seema and
John Maduka. With that said, former Bucs mentor Ruud Krol has also been
linked with the club.
De Sa, who guided Pirates to the CAF Champions League final in 2013
and won the MTN8 with Ajax in 2015, recently stepped down as coach of
the Urban Warriors and is available.
The 52-year-old also lifted the Nedbank Cup during his time at
Bidvest Wits earlier in his career. The former goalkeeper appears likely
to be appointed to turn around Celtic's fortunes.
Meanwhile, Krol, who won the 'double-treble' during his last two
seasons with Bucs, is also said to be a target although De Sa seems to
be in pole position at this stage.
The former Bafana Bafana international told Soccer Laduma, "The Celtic interest is about right. I am just enjoying my time off at the moment."