Coach Palmer's services sought


Palmer has done a splendid job in rebuilding a Maritzburg side that was torn into pieces following their relegation from the PSL which then led to a mass exodus of players.

Only a handful of players Michael Mogaladi, Graham King, Collen Zimba and Fadlu Davids stayed on from the team that played in the PSL last season, leaving Palmer to start from scratch.

_quote Despite having a slim squad that has severely been stretched to extreme limits due to injuries and suspensions, Palmer has shown his qualities in maintaining the convincing winning spree.

Palmer’s business manager Russel Louise confirms to that there has been interest from other clubs who have been monitoring the brilliant progress that Maritzburg has been making since the season started.

“With the way that Maritzburg has been winning games there has been a host of clubs showing interest in Ian’s services. Obviously when a club is doing so well in a lower League, there will always be clubs who want to know about the coach training that club.

“I have been called by a couple of people representing different clubs, but I have told them that Ian is fine where he is, though you never know what could happen in football.

“Anything is possible because some teams in the PSL are not doing well and will want to have new personnel in their technical teams,” says Louise.

There remains a possibility that Palmer could be enticed during the January window by some of the big spending PSL teams to take up a job as an assistant coach as he has previously coached in the top League.

Maritzburg is the only club yet to lose a match both in the Inland and Coastal streams and has already laid a solid foundation towards making a quick return to the PSL.