PSL coach turnover at 0.67 per week


The 2019/20 Premier Soccer League season is off to a fiery start after today saw a fourth coaching change after just six weeks.

Panic buttons have been pressed after just five rounds of matches with Lionel Soccoia getting the axe from Black Leopards on Tuesday, just hours after Cavin Johnson and Clinton Larsen were relieved of their duties at AmaZulu and Chippa United respectively.

A few weeks ago, Orlando Pirates also saw a change in coaches as Milutin Sredojevic stepped down to join Egyptian club Zamalek after just three games, from which he managed one win and two defeats before making way for Rhulani Mokwena to step up from his assistant role.

With the present turnover coming in at a rate of 0.67 coaches per week, the big question now is who will be the next to fall as pressure begins to mount heading towards the 10-game mark.

Of the bottom five clubs, only Stellenbosch FC and Maritzburg United have yet to take a decision on the futures of Steve Barker and Eric Tinkler, though the latter still has a game in hand at the Team of Choice.

Arguably the safest coach at the moment is Mamelodi Sundowns’ Pitso Mosimane, who can boast of being the only unbeaten tactician so far this season, while Benni McCarthy’s Cape Town City uncharacteristically find themselves in 10th position with just one win in five games.