Dan Malesela shrugs off Chippa United sacking
Posted: 14 September 2017 Time: 16:01
Former Chippa United coach Dan Malesela believes the club was “destined for bigger things”, but his hopes of building sustainable success were dashed when he was released by the club.
Malesela parted ways with Chippa on Wednesday and has since been replaced by former Orlando Pirates midfielder Teboho Moloi.
Chippa have won one of their three Absa Premiership matches, against AmaZulu. They were beaten 1-0 by Orlando Pirates on the opening weekend of the season and then suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to Baroka FC on Tuesday.
Despite the slow start to the campaign, Malesela believed that things would have improved for the club, but Chippa are not known for being a patient.
“I am not feeling anything. These things are to be expected. When you coach other clubs you must be ready for anything to happen. I am focusing on what’s next for me,” he tells KickOff.com.
“We were destined for bigger things. There was a lot and players were beginning to understand what the objectives are. The prospects were there, [and] we have some lovely youngsters who are talented. Sometimes the scoreline cannot begin to reflect what the team is all about. It’s destructive, but we are not in control of these things.”
He continues: “It will always be a destruction because you have not planned for anything else but the club you are at. The prospects were looking good. There’s a process of building and it’s cut short.”
Malesela says he will now spend time with family and hopefully he can find a club to join in October.
“[I’ll spend] just two weeks with my family because clubs are busy, so I will take it easy. There’s a [Fifa] break in October. Hopefully by then one can find a club and see.
“It’s not easy to join the club in the middle of the season, but you have to adjust to these things because they happen.”