Absa Premiership

Malesela: I'm my own man

2016-04-01 15:40
Dan Malesela (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Newly-appointed Chippa United head coach Dan Malesela has dismissed reports linking him with a move to Orlando Pirates as an assistant coach to Eric Tinkler.

Dance, as he is famously known in South African football circles, says he would rather continue with his duties as Chippa United head coach, following the departure of Roger Skhakhane late last year, as he prefers to implement his own structures and to answer to no-one.

"There is no truth to the Pirates rumour because I have never spoken to anybody at Pirates," he told The Sowetan. "I have never been one who likes being an assistant to anybody. If I work with someone as an assistant coach, I might be critical of a lot of things.

"Say I go to Pirates, for instance, and become an assistant coach, there are a lot of things that I see Pirates doing when they play matches that I would totally want to remove," Malesela said.

"I prefer my own structure; hence I signed a three-year contract here. It is a great thing to have signed here considering this is my first season in the PSL.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder was the head coach of National First Division sides Cape Town All Stars and United FC before he joined Chippa United as an assistant to Roger Sikhakhane in 2015.

"I anticipated that I would be in the PSL earlier and I appreciate the fact that the chairman [Chippa Mpengesi] identified the potential in me," he concluded.

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