Phakaaathi Reporter
Football writer
1 minute read
29 Nov 2016
9:42 am

Ex-Pirates coaches favourites to land Maritzburg job

Phakaaathi Reporter

Former Orlando Pirates coaches Julio Leal and Roger de Sa have emerged as favourites for the vacant position at Maritzburg United.

Former Orlando Pirates coaches Julio Cesar Leal (L) with Roger de Sa (R). (Photo by Duif du Toit / Gallo Images)

The Team of Choice were left without a coach after Ernst Middendorp’s dramatic resignation last week.

A source close to the club told Phakaaathi that Leal and De Sa are chairman, Farouk Kadodia’s, first choices.

“Their agents have lodged their applications and it is likely that one of them will take over. The chairman wants someone who will be less harsh on the players who had had some tortuous times under Middendorp,” said the source.

Phakaaathi has however also discovered that De Sa may not be too keen on the job as he wants to be available in case Pirates approach him to come back.

De Sa has previously stated that he has some unfinished business at the Buccaneers and he would “think about it” if he were offered the position again.