Vladislav Heric looking to fix Chippa United
Posted: 6 March 2018 Time: 10:30
New Chippa United coach Vladislav Heric says the club’s got a talented group of players that deserve to be faring better in the league.
The Chilli Boys, in 11th place on the table, parted ways with caretaker coach Teboho Moloi on Saturday after losing on Friday against Cape Town City in Cape Town.
It's been an eventful few weeks for Heric, who was recently shifted from assistant coach to technical adviser at Royal Eagles after Roger Sikhakhane replaced Kosta Papic at the NFD outfit.
Chippa hold Heric in high regard as he ovesaw their promotion to the topflight in the 2013/14 season with the assistance of Sikhakhane.
“I met the players yesterday and mood-wise they were okay. We’ll see how they will be when we start to work today,” Heric tells KickOff.com.
“They don’t deserve to be where they are and they’re a very talented group of players.
“Results not forthcoming, it is something that probably went wrong and it is something I’ll have to figure out. Hopefully I’ll be able to fix it.”
Heric, whose contract with the club runs until the end of next season, says he has been mandated to secure a top-eight finish with seven league games remaining.
“My mandate is to get us into the top eight, plain and simple,” Heric says.
“It is something that is not impossible.”
The Serbian's first assignment is a Nedbank Cup last-16 clash with high-flying Free State Stars at Goble Park on Saturday.
Heric’s predecessor Moloi, who replaced Dan Malesela three matches into the season, supervised 22 matches in all competitions for the Chilli Boys. He registered six wins, 12 draws and four losses.