Khan makes plea to club owners


Football expert Farouk Khan questions the employment of foreign coaches without necessary checks on their track records.

Khan says though some coaches that end up in South Africa prove to be a real deal, some are may not be adding any value to our football.

Both Orlando Pirates and Marumo Gallants have replaced their South African- born coaches with little-known foreigners.

"I don't think it's wrong to employ a foreign coach, I think foreign coaches must be able to add value to our football," Khan tells KickOff.

"They must be better than what we have, and they must come with some sort of track record.

"They must have either won silverware or developed world-class players, then they can add value to local football."

The Stars Of Africa Football Academy director says as local coaches must also play a role by making sure they succeed in their respective clubs.

"Whether you are a local or a foreigner no club will keep you if the results are not forthcoming."

Asked to rate the newly appointed Orlando Pirates head coach Jose Riveiro as they are looking to add some Spanish flavour to their game, Khan said he knew little about the former Celta Vigo Youth mentor.

"I don't know nothing of him, I can't rate somebody I have no idea about,

"All I know is he was a youth coach then he coached a little bit in some other places.

"Whether he's gonna be a good coach or bad coach I don't know, he could surprise and do very well I don't know."

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