Doctor Khumalo set for Chiefs return?


Phakaaathi has learnt that Kaizer Chiefs are considering bringing club legend Doctor Khumalo back to Naturena.

Khumalo recently parted ways with Baroka FC, with the club citing lack of funds to pay him his salary as the technical director as the reason for his departure.

Now a source close to Amakhosi tells Phakaaathi that Khumalo is set to return to the club as the new coach’s assistant.

“Chiefs are convinced that they will be able to persuade Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter to return to the team. And having worked well together before, Chiefs are keen to reunite them,” the source told Phakaaathi.

Khumalo’s possible return to Chiefs has raised speculation about current assistant coach Patrick Mabedi’s future at the club.

Mabedi is currently leading the team during the preseason training.

Source : citizen

Kaizer Chiefs’ pursuit of a new head coach is yet to come to an end, although they are believed to have their hopes on a particular mentor.

Stuart Baxter has been heavily linked with a return to Chiefs, although his potential move to Naturena is expected to be very complicated as the Englishman is still contracted to the South African Football Association.

However, recent speculation in the football fraternity is with regards to Doc Khumalo’s departure from Baroka FC.

Baroka officially confirmed today that Khumalo and the club have agreed to part ways after he joined up with them at the beginning of the 2017/18 campaign.

This has since sparked rumours of the possibility that Doc Khumalo could be available as an option alongside Chiefs’ new head coach, should they manage to secure Stuart Baxter’s signature.

Khumalo plied his trade alongside Baxter as an assistant coach at Chiefs, where the duo guided the Soweto giants to two Absa Premiership titles, a Nedbank Cup and the MTN8.

Now with Chiefs expected to announce their new head coach, it remains to be seen whether the club will look at approaching their club legend, Khumalo for a possible return to Naturena in a coaching capacity.

Source: SL

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