Absa Premiership

Dikwena laugh off Johnson link

2014-09-03 11:33
Cavin Johnson (Gallo Images)
Rustenburg - Platinum Stars manager Senzo Mazingiza has hinted that speculation linking former mentor, Cavin Johnson, with a return to the team are "ridiculous" following his dismissal from SuperSport United last week.

Johnson was the first PSL coach to be sacked in the 2014/15 season due to his poor showing in the last campaign as well as the poor run of results one month into the current season.

The 55-year-old tactician made his name when he guided Dikwena to a second place finish in the 2012/13 season, trailing then champions Kaizer Chiefs by a single point, before parting ways with the club to join Matsatsantsa in the off season.

Recent reports stated that the outgoing United coach has been linked with a technical director position at Dikwena.

Despite the North West Tycoons' poor start to the season, Sport24 has learnt that the Johannesburg-born coach will not be heading back to last season's Cup double winners.

Mazingiza also revealed that there is no way Stars would consider hiring Johnson due to an unpleasant situation between the two parties. 

“There is no way we would consider hiring Cavin Johnson again,” Mazingiza told Sport24 in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.  

“We all know Cavin (Johnson) left our club unpleasantly.

“He left us, but not in a good way.

“There were lot and lots of issues between him and the club when he left.

“There were also court cases, so he moved on with his life and so did we.

“It’s just unfortunate things didn’t work out for him, hard luck to him it happens in football.

“We have a good coach in Allan Freese, and we also have the other two guys assisting him.

“Yes there might be rumours that he is being linked with a move back to us but it’s not true at all.

“How do those people spreading rumours about him coming back know the inside stories in our team?

“Why all of a sudden must we consider hiring him back because he is available?

“Cavin (Johnson) is no longer part of our employees.

“We wish him all the best of luck wherever he is.”

Stars' bad start to the 2014/15 campaign includes failing to defend the MTN8 title they won last season.

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