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Dinkelacker: It is time to go

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper coach Rainer Dinkelacker has confirmed that he will leave the club

Posted: 26 April 2013 Time: 7:59 am

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper coach Rainer Dinkelacker has confirmed that he will leave the club at the end of the year due to family reasons.

After 30 years as a goalkeeper – including a decade with the Phefeni Glamour Boys, the 64-year-old feels he has paid his dues and it is time to make way for fresh legs. “My legs are gone… I’m not young anymore,” Dinkelacker admits to KickOff.com.

“I have been thinking about it for about a year, but I stayed until now because I didn’t want to let my goalkeeping department down. Now I have found a replacement and his name is Dennis Rudel from my hometown in Germany. He used to attend my coaching clinics years ago so I know him well,” he discloses.

“My contract with Chiefs expires at the end of June, but I have an agreement with the club to stay until the end of the year to help Dennis into the system. So I will continue being the head of the goalkeeping department and he will take over gradually,” Dinkelacker says.

Rudel is currently the goalkeeper coach at Germany’s regional League side VFL Wolfsburg II.

Meanwhile, Dinkelacker further explains how he arrived at the decision to quit.

“My grandchild is now eight months old and I have only seen her once, that’s not good and on the other hand my mother is not well. I must look after my family now and also after myself because I’m getting old. I achieved a lot here and I’m happy.

"I’m sure the new goalkeeper coach will do a great job, but management must first approve his appointment. He’s been a goalkeeper coach for five years.”

Dinkelacker first arrived in Naturena in 1999 with Muhsin Ertugral. He has earned praise for nurturing the goalkeeping skills of Brian Baloyi, Rowen Fernandez, Khune and Arthur Bartman throughout his years with the club.

Article by: Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

Previous comments on this story...

The Godfather
posted: 08:04 am
Just like VV; its his country, his family, himself that comes first.
KidKudu7
posted: 08:05 am
Then that means Mkhulu Khune will be more vulnerable between the posts for zebraz!!!
Donald Duck
posted: 08:06 am
Thank you coach, you can go enjoy ur retirement. U have done a wonderful job @ Kaizer Chiefs and got medals galore from the Mandela cup to the psl champs. Just finish up with the last two ( psl and nedbank) then u can go and enjoy ur rest...

All the best.. K4L!!!
Msejaa
posted: 08:07 am
Your excellence not only lies with Chiefs, because all the keepers you groomed went on to don the Country's No 1 Jersey and they exceptionally performed .

Your KRA speaks for itself
mjepamjest781
posted: 08:08 am
Well done old man, U did your part in dis team, good luck to your family...
khosi 4 lyf...!!!
posted: 08:10 am
ur de best n we wil mss u goakeeper coachng tactictz
Amakhosi amahle
posted: 08:10 am
The most and highly respected goalkeeper coach in SA
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 08:11 am
Farewell Rainer....on Sunday Khuzwayo will display your nurturing too..

Thank You Jalimane lethu....unlike our neighbors who prefer Abuja as their source of goalkeeping mentorship, thina we go with German precision (the current gods of soccer)...

PS: Borussia must be our sister team, please Chairman expedite ths!!!
Andy(Bafana2&Amakhosi Captain Khune)
posted: 08:12 am
We as Amakhosi supporters we would like 2 thank u mr coach 4 everythng u hv done in dis team n National team cz all ur products represented our National team. RTG
Cosa Nostra (5Families)
posted: 08:12 am
Thanks Baba for all you have done to our team s goalkeeping department
We will always be remember as a good contributor
God bless you and your family
Tico MP
posted: 08:13 am
i heard khoza wants u to nurture meyiwa and co.
Donald Duck
posted: 08:14 am
Farewell Rainer....on Sunday Khuzwayo will display your nurturing too..

Thank You Jalimane lethu....unlike our neighbors who prefer Abuja as their source of goalkeeping mentorship, thina we go with German precision (the current gods of soccer)...

PS: Borussia must be our sister team, please Chairman expedite ths!!!
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I agree Khosi, plus they share our colors. I didn't have a team in Germany, think I will adopt them..
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 08:15 am
Chiefs Players are fast learners, who ever comes as a goalkeeper coach or head coach is quickly understood.

Pierats players Dom-Kops it took them 8 years of dought to understand that you win a silverware by scoring more goals and concede less

K4L : let's hear
Lord Vincent
posted: 08:17 am
This is a man that has aged like fine wine. He is a year older than Arsene Wegner but Arsene looks older than both him and Sir Alex. He has taken great care of himself and has produced some of the best goalkeepers South Africa has ever seen.

Rainer Dinkelacker, though you have worked for my bitter rivals and age has caught up with you, you have left behind an uangeing monument of intellect through your brilliant work and it will echo throughout the countless decades yet to be. To you my good sir, I say bravo!
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 08:19 am
KidKudu7

posted: 08:05 am | Report

Then that means Mkhulu Khune will be more vulnerable between the posts for zebraz!!!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Khune has been with KC since 2004/5 season....so really dude there is no more skill he still lacks...

Regardless of his medals...Josephs has close to 15 seasons in professional goalkeeping but Khune can still mentor him...Evn Okpara uses Khune DVDs to train Brighton Mhlongo on distribution, the difference is tht no balls are used instead he uses SHINGUARDS...
Queen \"Royal\\" Glamour Gal
posted: 08:22 am
U did very well Rainer Dinkelacker" i applaud you
Man \"E\" wa LeKhosi
posted: 08:23 am
The legend when it comes to goalkeeping department, I SALUTE YOU Sir
cmash
posted: 08:25 am
chiefs first choice goal keepers are always first choice for bafana bafana, baloyi, fernandez, khune, khuzwayo is next... im sorry meyiwa and company,just forget about it
MNM
posted: 08:26 am
Let's hope Dennis Rudel he'l produce the best goal keepers too. We don't wanna c this joke goal keepers we c from Pie-rats city... U gona love being Khosi family!
Khosiologyst ...''Echte Liebe''
posted: 08:27 am
Prof Dinkelacker.

Your immense contribution to the Mighty Chiefs and SA Football at large is appreciated and well documented. Goalkeepers under your guidance and mentorship have blossomed to be world class and international keepers. As KC family we can never thank you enough. Im quite certain that you wont be lost to KC , we will still seek advice time to time.

Please go to Germany in Dortmund and spread the word that, KC loves Borussia Dortmund and we will be coming to forge relations with them.
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