Absa Premiership

Aces confirm Barker's shift

2015-03-13 11:48
Clive Barker (Supplied)
Clive Barker (Supplied)

Cape Town - Clive Barker admits that it was a “sensible decision” for him to step aside as Mpumalanga Black Aces coach.

Read: From field to desk for Barker

According to club's official Facebook page, Barker says that since the resumption of the PSL results have not been in their favour.

“I feel it was a sensible decision by both parties,” said Barker.

“The results in the New Year have unfortunately not gone our way and we wish the incoming coach and his technical team, all the best for the remainder of the season.

“I have no doubt that if the club continues to play the quality of football that they have served up over the past 18 months that they will survive this awkward period.”

Club chairman Mario Morfou says that changing things at the head coaching role was a forced decision following a string of bad results.

“Clive Barker is both a terrific person and coach who we regard with the highest respect and we have offered him a new 2-year role going forward. Sadly given the results not coming our way we were forced into changing the helm of the team,” said Aces chairman Mario Morfou.

“We value Clive Barker and believe he has a more critical role to play to the benefit of Aces.

“Our academy and feeder PSL reserve ‘Diski’ team as well as crucial scouting remains our future and we firmly believe that Barker will be best suited to head this role,” concluded Morfou.

Barker is set to take 10 days leave and return in a “new management role” with an emphasis on “developing and nurturing the future talent at the club.”

The statement also reveals that Barker’s assistant coach and goalkeeper coach will be replaced while other technical staff will remain in their posts.

Jacob Sakala will be caretaker coach while Aces have promoted Calvin Marlin to the goalkeeper coach position.

The club will meet with assistant coach Johnny Ferreria and keeper coach Ernest Mabouka early next week to discuss their future.

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