Absa Premiership

Igesund has high hopes for Highlands Park

2016-10-19 10:02
Gordon Igesund (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Newly appointed Highlands Park head coach Gordon Igesund has insisted he won't be content with Absa Premiership survival, but wants to aim for titles.

The veteran coach took over the reigns from Allan Freese on Tuesday, after Highlands were hammered 4-1 by SuperSport United on Sunday.

The Lions of the North, who earned promotion from the National First Division last season, have struggled to adapt to top-flight football and are down in 13th position in the standings after five games.

Igesund knows the priority is to ensure Highlands stay up, but has added that he wants to aim much higher than pure survival.

"I have always been the type of coach who wants to win and believes that he can win things. It’s not just a belief and a dream, I have actually been there and done it," he said during his introductory press conference.

"I’ve managed a team like Santos, who were very unfashionable but they won the championship just like Manning Rangers. Sometimes it’s not a dream. 

"It’s possible if you can get the right mentality, belief and understanding. I am not talking out of my head, I have done it. 

"But I am not saying that we are going to win the championship. I think Highlands will be a team challenging in the years to come. It'll take three to four years to come to get where we want to."

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