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.

Read more on:    mpumalanga black aces  |  psl  |  clive barker  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Friday, 19 January 2018
Wits v Bloemfontein Celtic, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 20 January 2018
Cape Town City FC v Ajax Cape Town, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Maritzburg United, Goble Park 15:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Platinum Stars, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 18:00
AmaZulu FC v SuperSport United, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 21 January 2018
Chippa United v Golden Arrows, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Baroka FC v Kaizer Chiefs, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.