Heric speaks out


Heric dumped FC Cape Town last week following what he terms “differences in an approach to professional football” with club boss Errol Dicks, and he insists he will not jump into taking the first job that comes his way.

“The last two decisions that I made [joining Polokwane and FC Cape Town] were wrong. I should have given more thought before committing,” Heric tells KickOff.com.

“But it’s fine because it was my fault and I cannot blame anybody. At the time I just wanted to work and help in the progress of football in this country.

“I must be wiser next time and not make the same mistakes. I am without a job right now and I am aware that Polokwane City still don’t have a coach but I am just not interested. Let other people have the job, not me.”

Heric feels he can only take a job in the National First Division with a “decent club”, but adds that his heart is now in the Premiership, although he insists returning to Polokwane will never be an option.

“I really want my next job to be progressive and not in a ‘stuck up’ environment where there is no support from the club and the people in power have a completely different understanding of football,” the former Black Leopards coach says.

“I believe I deserve a fair chance in the PSL and will only be interested in a decent First Division club.

“I left FC Cape Town because my approach to football and the chairman’s approach were different. Our pre-season was very poor and to me if you are going to be successful 70 percent of the work is in pre-season with the remainder coming from maintaining.

“But I am glad I left at the right time.”