Neeskens facing the axe

2012-10-01 11:01

Johannesburg - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Johan Neeskens has been given an ultimatum by the club’s management to either defeat Platinum Stars on October 6, at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, or face the exit door.

The management's decision comes after four loses in the team’s opening six league fixtures of the 2012/13 season. Currently in 14th place on the Absa Premiership table, the Chloorkop-based outfit has picked up four points out of a possible 18.

A high ranking source within the Sundowns camp revealed that the club has told the Dutch coach that the team must record a win against Dikwena, or it will be his final outing in charge of the Downs bench.

The source added that the win will need to be convincing for the coach to survive the axe.

"We all understand that this is the worst start to a season in as many years for Sundowns. We understand the supporters’ frustration though we don't condone what they did. So for that reason we have looked at it and given the coach an ultimatum to win convincingly against Platinum Stars and he will be safe, but if we lose, that will be his last game in charge," said our source. 

When asked if Pitso Mosimane will be the coach tasked to take over from Neeskens, should he be shown the exit door, the source declined to comment.

Soccer Laduma

  • tshepo.maganedisa - 2012-10-01 11:37

    eheee you still want to see him winning the next game, what if he wins the next one convincing and loose the next 3 will it guarantee him his job and his safety - hey naye unesbindi

  • mikembengo - 2012-10-01 11:46

    I thnk its too late.

  • unathi.sibeko - 2012-10-01 11:47

    It is so unfair when we are willing to go an extra mile to accommodate the coaches from Europe when they messing up but we so quick too quick to act to our own south african coaches if they are given chance at all in the so called big teams.

  • Tankiso Mogoje - 2012-10-01 12:01

    If it was a local coach he would have been long gone by now,because he is European it is a totally different story.

  • xoli.xuma - 2012-10-01 12:31

    Just fire the coach and trott, give Ted Dimetro the job.

      mrova.blaza - 2012-10-01 14:50

      We don't want grave bound madalas in our league.

  • naye.miya - 2012-10-01 12:48

    Fire him already and change our Technical Director (Trott Moloto) plz, clearly he doesn't have a clue judging by the players he bought..

  • tony.short.180 - 2012-10-01 13:46

    The first thing the source mentions is the sacking of the coach. Where is the leadership in the team? We should first be condoning the actions of the supporters and do everything possible to find and discipline the culprits. But alas, the source talks about sacking the coach. No wonder we will not win anything. Patrice show some leadership or get your management team to do it for you!!! Is it not what they get paid for?

  • haron.mhlarhi - 2012-10-01 14:07

    I really like this man, i wish him luck

  • matsobane.piet.legodi.3 - 2012-10-01 15:13

    Neeskens must go!!!!!!!!!

  • letebele.albert - 2012-10-01 15:34

    neeskens , please pack your bags and go .

  • buwaz - 2012-10-01 19:02

    I'm sure he is going, u can c the players don't need him anymore,fire Trot too and I'm sure we can poach steve Khompela and let him b assisted by Graig Roslee: GOODBYE NEESKENS with ur Total Football we r the Brazillians not Holland

      raymond.eugenio.7 - 2012-10-02 04:32

      Im 100/c with u m'bro but he must not 4get his bad luck captain Teko.

      raymond.eugenio.7 - 2012-10-02 04:32

      Im 100/c with u m'bro but he must not 4get his bad luck captain Teko.

  • Muridana - 2012-10-01 20:21


  • tendani.jefrey - 2012-10-02 13:36

    trott,teko and johan must go,we are tired of loosing.

  • tendani.jefrey - 2012-10-02 13:39

    ngoho mbilu yanga iya vhavha nga mafhungo a sundowns,but kaboyellow till i die.

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