French coach wants return to PSL

Premiership

Former Black Leopards coach Lionel Soccoia has expressed an interest in potentially returning to the PSL.

Soccoia was fired by Leopards after only five games back in the 2019/20 season, before he resurfaced in Nigeria to coach Kano Pillars last season. 

The former CF Mounana mentor is now back home in France to sort out his visa before returning to Pillars.

However, he still feels he has unfinished business in South Africa and admitted he would like to return if the opportunity arises in future.

"I am back home in France to sort out my visa. I was in charge of a top team in Nigeria, Kano Pillars last season," Soccoia tells KickOff.com from Paris. 

"The team is ready to allow me to leave if I get a better offer elsewhere. I am still open to coaching in South Africa, if that opportunity is available again.

"I was impressed with the standard of football in PSL in the short time I stayed in South Africa, it's a highly professional league and very competitive."

Soccoia, who holds a UEFA A Licence qualification, has previously coached in number of countries on the continent, including Tanzania, Benin, Gabon, Cameroon and Ivory Coast, and also spent time in the UAE.

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