Truter's Swallows return date revealed

Premiership

A date for Swallows FC head coach Brandon Truter's return to action has been revealed after sensationally being placed on leave by the club earlier this week.

Truter was placed on "special leave" with his future at the club hanging in the balance after an indifferent start to the season.

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Assistant coach Simo Dladla has been put in charge of the team on an interim basis with interest already flooding in for the potentially vacant job.

Information reaching this Kickoff.com is that Truter has so far been told that he will indeed return but when that will happen is not yet known.

The first proposal has been to return after the next two matches against Cape Town City.

Swallows host City in the league on Friday before playing them again in an MTN8 second-leg clash at Dobsonville Stadium next Wednesday.

The next Sunday they then visit Mamelodi Sundowns in the league.

Swallows wanted Truter back for the Sundowns game, but the challenge is that it will be played just a few days after the MTN8 game which doesn’t give him enough time to prepare the team considering that he will have been standing outside before then.

The suggestion has now been that Truter will now only return after the Sundowns clash after which there will be a FIFA calendar week translating to 14 days before the game against the champions and the next at home to Stellenbosch.

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However, all this doesn’t appear cast in stone, considering that special leave normally translates to departure.

Though Truter took Swallows to promotion from the GladAfrica Championship with a string of wins his PSL debut has been dominated by draws.

In the last 27 games that he has overseen, Swallows have drawn 19, winning just four games while also losing only four.

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