Absa Premiership

Under-pressure Clark confident he is right man for Leopards

2020-03-13 07:36
Black Leopards head coach Alan Clarke.
Black Leopards head coach Alan Clarke.

Under-pressure Black Leopards coach Alan Clark insists he is the right man to help the club avoid relegation.

Leopards went down to their fourth consecutive league defeat with a 1-0 loss to Bidvest Wits on Tuesday night.

This has further escalated pressure on Clark, who has lost four and won one in his five games at the helm since taking charge.

Lidoda Duvha are three points adrift at the bottom of the table with just six games remaining.

The club's bosses may be reluctant to sack what would be their fourth coach this season as there is precious little time for a new tactician to instil his philosophy on the side.

Lionel Soccoia, Luc Eymael and Cavin Johnson have all been shown the exit door at Leopards this season, leading to uncertainty over Clark's future. But the former AmaZulu and Platinum Stars assistant coach is confident he can get the Limpopo-based side out of their current predicament.

"I would not be here if I was not confident I can get the team out of the situation," said the Lidoda Duvha mentor.

"I still think we have a talented squad.

"In many departments we have the experience. In those six games remaining we probably need 10 points to be safe. If we keep performing like this we will get them."

Leopards' next assignment is a clash with Limpopo rivals Baroka FC in the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

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