De Sa confident he has tools to bring back shine at Stars
But drop-zone history well against new coach
After accepting another SOS call – this time from Platinum Stars – Roger de Sa admitted that his employment status will be evaluated on a continuous assessment basis meaning that it could be another short stint for the nomadic tactician.
De Sa took the job because Dikwena provided him with the necessary tools to do his work.
“There is no mandate, it’s more about seeing how it goes game by game,” said De Sa.
“It’s no secret that we have to move off the foot of the table as quickly as possible.
“But with the facilities that we have [at Stars] and the players I am hopeful. I know I have something to work with which makes me more relaxed. So let’s see how it goes,” he said.
De Sa took charge of his first match for Stars in their 2-0 loss to SuperSport United in the league on Tuesday. He was hired to rescue winless Dikwena, who are bottom of the table with three losses, following the axing of Peter Butler last week.
At his previous job with Maritzburg United earlier this year, De Sa resigned after only three months in charge, following a breakdown in relations with club management.
Despite leading Ajax Cape Town to the 2015 MTN8 title, he left the club after a string of poor results last October.
He also led Bidvest Wits to the Nedbank Cup title in 2010, but the biggest blemish on his career was being relegated in 2005 in his first spell at the university club.
“All the jobs I’ve ever had I have come in when the team was struggling.
Whenever I come in it’s always because there is a situation to sort out and this one is no different,” the Mozambican-born mentor noted.
Roger De Sa shares a light moment with Platinum Stars general manager Senzo Mazingiza.