What Khanye wants Santa to bring


Former Kaizer Chiefs star Junior Khanye is hoping Santa Claus brings a few changes at certain PSL clubs, especially in the coaching department.

As 2020 winds down and the league takes a break for the festive season, Khanye has laid out his wish list for what he wants to see at some of the PSL clubs in 2021.

"I know for Kaizer Chiefs it's difficult to sign, but I would love Santa to restructure the whole system from the technical team, coaches, staff... restructure the whole development structure and appoint knowledgeable scouts," Khanye tells KickOff.com.

"If they can only leave Khama Billiat, Itumeleng Khune, [Nkosingiphile] Ngcobo and Reeve Frosler, that's all. I respect Bra K [Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung], but if they can appoint new people who are knowledgeable.

"I would love to advise these club chairmen when they appoint coaches, they should give these jobs to coaches who are knowledgeable. Santa, I would love to see 'Dan Dance' coach again, I would love to see [Lehlohonolo] Seema coach again, I would love to see Eric Tinkler coach again.

"I'm talking about high-class coaches who are available and without teams. Most chairmen in football, they are not patient, and the understanding is not enough. I would love to see Eric Tinkler being appointed and coaching at Kaizer Chiefs and restructuring the whole technical team.

"I wish Orlando Pirates can get a very good coach. The team is grand it just needs a very good coach that is knowledgeable. [Josef] Zinnbauer is not okay bro. He is doing a lot of mistakes.

"Mamelodi Sundowns, because Chiefs didn't appoint him I would have loved seeing Eric Tinkler to go there. Tinkler coached Pirates, it's a pity he won nothing but you saw him taking them to the Confederation Cup final playing good football. So I would love seeing Tinkler becoming a head coach there. I love these three coaches at Sundowns but they mustn't disappoint us by fixing what is not broken.

"With Cape Town City I'm very disappointed, I don't understand why their coach is still there. I don't know why they let Benni McCarthy go. I don't know why they are still keeping that guy [Jan Olde Riekerink]. The guy doesn't improve, the team is still playing the same way like last season. Pound for pound they can match the likes of Pirates, Sundowns but I believe that coach, there's nothing special about him. I'm sure this team can compete with anyone.

"TTM they've got a very good coach but the thing is the owner. How can the PSL allow him to buy a team while owing salaries to 14 players in the GladAfrica Championship? In Joel Masutha they've got a good coach but with an owner that doesn't understand the game. I'm very disappointed, I don't know how the PSL can allow that guy to buy a team while owing 14 players in the GladAfrica Championship. Look at how they are running that team. Sooner or later that team will be sold.

"As for Maritzburg United I don't understand them sacking Eric Tinkler, he got there and saved them from relegation. They let go of good players each and every year without filling the gap. What are they trying to achieve? So I'm very disappointed with their technical team. They brought back someone who left them in the relegation zone, Ernst Middendorp, a coach who has never succeeded in South Africa, who doesn't have a football clue. Kaizer Chiefs last season, he let go of the league title after leading with about 13 points. You bring back someone like that while you've got Eric Tinkler? What are you trying to achieve?"