Win or lose, Davids could be on the move
UP TO SIX CLUBS COULD BE LOOKING FOR NEW COACHES
Tomorrow’s Nedbank Cup final in Cape Town could be the last game in charge of Maritzburg United for upand-coming coach Fadlu Davids, who is top of their priority list at SuperSport United.
SuperSport officials said an announcement on the identity of a new coach was imminent and sources say Davids is top of the wish list for the club who crashed in the second half of the season and had to battle to keep themselves away from the relegation zone despite assembling an impressive squad of players in recent seasons.
SuperSport have had Kaitano Tembo in temporary charge since Eric Tinkler quit at the beginning of March.
Davids, in his first full season in charge of Maritzburg, has taken his club to a top four finish in the Absa Premiership and the Nedbank Cup final, where Maritzburg meet Free State Stars in a bid for their first piece of silverware.
Davids, whose younger brother Maahier serves as his assistant, has been widely praised for the flair of his team and the way he picked them up after two separate lean spells during the season.
He is a prodigy of Ernst Middendorp, the former Kaizer Chiefs coach who is widely admired throughout the PSL for his work acumen, although not his people skills.
SuperSport have a recent history of poaching young coaching talent. They took Cavin Johnson from Platinum Stars and Tinkler from Cape Town City, although neither could replicate their success at SuperSport.
Baroka FC, Chippa United, Chiefs and Polokwane City are also all in the market for coaches. Cape Town City could be on the list as well if Benni McCarthy carries through his threat to leave after just one season.