Chippa boss Siviwe Mpengesi explains Vladislav Heric return at expense of Teboho Moloi
Posted: 5 March 2018 Time: 15:30
Chippa United chairman Siviwe Mpengesi is confident Serbian coach Vladislav Herić will impress on his return to the hotseat.
Chippa on Saturday announced Heric had replaced Teboho Moloi in the wake of a 2-0 loss to Cape Town City at Cape Town Stadium.
Moloi, a former Orlando Pirates assistant coach, was in his first head coaching role with the Port Elizabeth-based outfit, having taken over the reins from the sacked Dan Malesela in September last year.
Heric, who was previously part of Royal Eagles' technical team, was in charge of United when they were promoted to the topflight in 2013/14.
The 50-year-old has also had stints at Maritzburg United and Black Leopards.
Mpengesi said: “We believe he is the right man for the job. We were looking for a coach who understands the culture of the club, a coach with experience and someone who will be a father figure to the players among other things, and Mr Heric ticked all boxes.
“He won us promotion back in 2014 with four games to go. An experienced mentor, we welcome him back to the blue and white of Chippa United."
Chippa are four points above the drop zone with seven games left, and next visit high-flying Free State Stars in the last-16 of the Nedbank Cup at Goble Park this Saturday.
Mpengesi added: “We still believe that we can finish in a respectable position this season and we will give our best shot in the Nedbank Cup. Mr Heric will be given all the support he needs to take the club forward."