Pretoria - Gordon Igesund is the new coach of SuperSport United, the club's chairperson Khulu Sibiya announced on Wednesday.
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Gordon Igesund is the new coach of SuperSport United, the club's chairman Khulu Sibiya announced on Wednesday.
are very pleased to welcome Gordon Igesund to SuperSport United's
family as our head coach," Sibiya told SuperSport's Blitz channel.
am very excited about the acquisition that I have now. It's a long time
coming and I think Gordon will add a lot of value to the team.
meeting with him on Monday, you could see this man has been waiting to
jump into the ship, it's not like he was dragged kicking and screaming
to join this team."
Igesund has been appointed on a two-year
contract and will be assisted by his former Bafana Bafana assistant
coach and former SA under-20 coach Serame Letsoaka.
"I am very honoured and privileged to be part of this SuperSport team," Igesund said.
can see they are a very ambitious team. They have a fantastic way
forward and a lot of young kids coming though in development, which I
like very much and I'm happy to be involved so quickly after coaching
Bafana Bafana," Igesund said.
The former national team coach will
take over the reigns with immediate effect at Matsatsantsa after the
club fired Cavin Johnson last Friday.
Igesund remains the only coach in local football to have guided four different clubs to Premiership titles.
58 year-old mentor captured success with Manning Rangers in the
1996/1997 season, Orlando Pirates (2000/2001), Santos (2001/2002) and
Mamelodi Sundowns (2006/2007).
His two-year stint with the
national side ended unceremoniously when the SA Football Association
announced in June it would not be renewing his contract, which expired
at the end of August.
During his tenure, the national side recorded 14 wins, nine losses and nine draws.
last stint as a club coach was with Moroka Swallows during the
2011/2012 season. He steered the club to the brink of a league title,
finishing runners-up, only two points behind eventual champions Orlando
He takes over a Matsatsantsa team languishing at the
tail-end of the Premiership table -- in 14th place -- with just one win
and four losses.
The string of below-par results, included being dumped out of the season opening MTN8 competition, losing 2-1 to Pirates.
became the first coaching casualty in the Premiership less than a month
into the season. During his 13 month reign, the former three-time
Premiership champions finished fifth in the league last season and
failed to capture any cup silverware.