Scotsman set for Leopards job?


A Scotsman's name has been thrown into the hat as Black Leopards' search for a new head coach gains momentum.

Following the departure of Alan Clark as revealed by last week, Leopards are now believed to be in contact with Scottish coach Frank Nuttall.

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Nuttall holds a UEFA Pro license and previously worked as a conditioning coach at the likes of Bristol City, Glasgow Rangers, England U-17 and Middlesbrough, before making his way to Africa to coach Kenyan giants Gor Mahia, among others.

The 52-year-old tactician, who also had a brief stint as assistant coach at Zamalek, was last on the books of Botswana outfit Township Rollers but is now said to be looking at a new opportunity following the coronavirus pandemic.

"Black Leopards are interested in my coach Frank Nuttal, who was with Township Rollers of Botswana before the closure of the League because of Covid- 19,” Nuttall's representative Paul Mujuni tells this website.

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“The chairman [David Thidiela] has shown interest and we will be discussing terms.”

According to Lidoda Duvha general manager Tshifhiwe Thidiela, the club's office is being flooded with coaches CVs but further decisions will be made in due course.

“[Applications] keep on coming everyday, but I don't think at this stage we can go as far as looking at who has applied. I think it would do more damage than good,” says ‘Chief’.

“But I don't know, it's a consultive effort where we must involve everyone.  But we also don't need to go do it [appoint a new coach] when we are emotional. Sometimes you need to calm down.”

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