Rautmann ready to help Leopards


‘Mr Fitness’, as Rautmann is popular known in football circles, has a good record in saving teams from relegation and helped Lidoda Duvha a few years ago when they found themselves in a similar situation.

Speaking to KickOff.com, Rautmann said he has received many calls from Black Leopards supporters appealing him to return back to the team to help them survive relegation.

The Austrian-born coach has declared himself ready to return, but provided Leopards’ boss David Thidiela gives him a call.

“I won’t apply for the job. It’s up to the club boss to call me. I won’t have a problem going back to Leopards.

“A few seasons ago, we were left with only nine games before the completion of the league and we were in last position. I managed to help the team win all nine remaining games,” he says.

“I am touched by the fact that Leopards’ supporters called me. I enjoyed my stay with the team last time and only left when we failed to agree on certain things with management. I will always regard Limpopo as my second home.”

Leopards’ brand manager Chief Thidiela has confirmed that they are talking to a number of coaches, including one from Nigeria.

KickOff.com has established that the Nigerian is former Super Eagles coach Austin Eguavoen who arrived in South Africa on Monday.