Barker replaces Habas at Wits

Clive Barker replaces Antonio Lopez Habas at Bidvest Wits

Posted: 4 January 2013 Time: 09:26 am

Bidvest Wits have parted ways with head coach Antonio Habas Lopez, with Clive Barker taking over until the end of the season.

Wits CEO Jose Ferreira insists the decision was because of personal reasons, but KickOff.com can confirm that the coach was called into a meeting towards the end of last year where his running of the team was questioned.

Ferreira told the club’s official website: “Antonio Lopez has requested that, due to personal and private reasons, he be released from his contract, due to expire at the end of the season.

“We have acceded to his request and we are in the process of finalising the necessary paperwork in this regard. Antonio Lopez has been an exemplary professional and we wish him the very best in his future endeavours.”

Habas only started his job at the start of the season after the club cut their ties with Roger de Sa, who is now at Orlando Pirates.

Barker will take over on Monday, with Andre Arendse set to act as his assistant.

Previous comments on this story...

Liesbeeck
posted: 09:30 am
I saw it coming
Mr Mogul
posted: 09:30 am
not surprised, habas is average coach
steff wa likhosi
posted: 09:35 am
who cares
omen
posted: 09:38 am
wow
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 09:39 am
3 Rodgers, Habas, Phuza face, Mqithi, Palmer, Uncle Pally, Stekelenburg... Please be warned that another Roger will be fired twice just like the other Roger who was fired twice at Chippa.
MAMINZELA
posted: 09:43 am
LOL LOL LOL he said Roger the ONLY knows nothing and look who has bitten the dust

As for Clive Barker i think the guy is tactically void the ONLY reason he won the AFCON was home advantange and Player quality otherwise he has failed repeatedly within the PSL
finga chiefs
posted: 09:56 am
Hahahahaha clive barker is only gud at coaching da legends I forsee a slump in perfomance with THE DOG at the helm.@via phefeni
Filaz Roger Feutmba...Sandawana
posted: 09:59 am
Wasnt Clive Barker associated with AmaZulu nah? Hey ndiyashiyeka moss ba kuphelele apha...

anyways, Clive will sign Bartlett, Jerry Skhosana, Mark Fish, Moosa, Mkhelele, etc...for Wits
Siyah507
posted: 10:01 am
IDC, Barker is nxt
MAMINZELA
posted: 10:02 am
Tshintshaposted: 10:03 am | Report Good decision in FIRING HABAS! But 2 replace him with Clive Barker?? What has Ruud Krol DONE 2 PSL THAT HE CAN NO LONGER BE EMPLOYED??

He is out of their budgets thats why you see Chiefs failures being recycled by Durban teams at the rate Jessica changes her panty
Tshintsha
posted: 10:03 am
Good decision in FIRING HABAS! But 2 replace him with Clive Barker?? What has Ruud Krol DONE 2 PSL THAT HE CAN NO LONGER BE EMPLOYED??
BHACAJUJU IN FULL SWING!!!
posted: 10:06 am
Dat does nt amaze me at all
Nkelenkele
posted: 10:07 am
Lo Habas uXoshe bonke abadlali abasebancane abanekusasa, Ngahlanza ngedela uma elanda IZALUKAZI ezinjengo Nengomashe, Arron, Sweswe, Fanteni, Mayinga.
Da Optimal
posted: 10:07 am
@Tshintsha , i think khoza is influencing clubs not hire Krol, Khoza is a mafia of note...
El Kampion
posted: 10:07 am
Skapie Malatsi will replace Baxter @Chiefs soon
Filaz Roger Feutmba...Sandawana
posted: 10:11 am
El Kampion

posted: 10:07 am | Report

Skapie Malatsi will replace Baxter @Chiefs soon
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kru kru kru kru hahahahahahahahahaha
El Kampion
posted: 10:11 am
Da Optimalposted: 10:07 am  |  Report
@Tshintsha , i think khoza is influencing clubs not hire Krol, Khoza is a mafia of note...
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Another stupid mind that never rested during festive,still farting inyongo wayawaya

Then that means Khoza rund Chiefs as well,coz Kaizer didn't hire Krol

Amasimba wodwa this thing you posted here wena slima
Filaz Roger Feutmba...Sandawana
posted: 10:11 am
Siyah507

posted: 10:01 am | Report

IDC, Barker is nxt
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Next in what manje?
Zetu
posted: 10:14 am
I didn't understood what did they saw from thaty man bcoz h failed at downs they should hv go on for Stoickov insterd
Liesbeeck
posted: 10:15 am
Hlabarintoposted: 09:39 am | Report
3 Rodgers, Habas, Phuza face, Mqithi, Palmer, Uncle Pally, Stekelenburg... Please be warned that another Roger will be fired twice just like the other Roger who was fired twice at Chippa.
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Are you talking about the other Roger who was 7pts away from top spot & now only lousy 1 point away from top spot? why do I suspect someone is deeply concerned of being another victim of being dethroned from the top spot?
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