Cape Town - Polokwane City chairperson Johnny Mogaladi has revealed that the club appointed Julio Leal as head coach because of the balanced playing style he likes to play.
City parted ways with Kosta Papic last month.
Papic is a tactician renowned for his ultra-attacking philosophy but, at times, is guilty of neglecting the defensive side of the game.
Mogaladi said the team needed a coach that could shore up their leaky defensive which has conceded 15 goals in 10 games this season already - the second worst record after Maritzburg United, who have conceded 22.
"We started this season with a plan that we must balance things because we were the team that was given hidings last season," Mogaladi told KickOff.
"The coach has been here and, before he could sign on the dotted line, I said let me give him the opportunity to watch us play and tell me his views on whether he can work with this team.
"He said he can work with this team and make changes. We had a five-year plan when we were promoted and we are now in our third year. I think he would be around for our next plan."