PSL coach facing the axe?


Cavin Johnson has responded to suggestions that his future at AmaZulu depends on their result against Orlando Pirates tonight.

Usuthu will be looking for their first points of the season when they host the wounded Buccaneers at King Zwelithini Stadium at 19h30.

Johnson is positive about his future at the club despite poor results for the Durban side.

"There's a saying that goes around in football, it's that if you press the panic buttons then panic will come in, and if you are a coach like I am, it always happens in football, and if you worry about your future you might as well not be in coaching," Johnson said.

"That's why I've been coaching since I was young, to understand these things. It's a completely different job we do, there's not one or two sides, you have to be consistent in how you prepare for the game and the people you work for, are the people who should understand that football is not only about losing or winning, football is about developing a certain brand and maintaining it.

"It goes different ways, other teams buy clubs, other teams develop clubs and others are in between. In all that you will always have different opinions. I'm always positive."

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Johnson also insists playing against Pirates in their current state of flux doesn't mean anything because both teams are having bad luck in terms of results and have lost back-to-back matches.

"I don't think any team in the league is the right time to face, it's a competition that goes for long. For them losing three games in a row doesn't necessarily mean it's the right time to play them," he added.

"I think any team that's always prepared to win and whether they lost three games or five in a row you never ever prepare to lose a game, so for me it's a normal competition that we have to fight. They just have bad luck like us because we've also lost two in a row. I expect the same Orlando Pirates I've faced last season, nothing changes."