Embattled Kaizer Chiefs coach Molefi Ntseki begs for patience from hard-to-please fans and explains why he is similar to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.
Ntseki is only in his maiden season at Chiefs but the fans have already displayed their displeasure as they want instant results – he explained why he is like Guardiola of Manchester City.
The Glamour Boys fans vented their anger at the Chiefs coach, Ntseki last Sunday following the loss to TS Galaxy in the DStv Premiership.
NTSEKI CALLS FOR PATIENCE FROM CHIEFS FANS, LIKENS HIMSELF TO GUARDIOLA
The former Bafana Bafana mentor was escorted by security personnel at Mbombela Stadium and ahead of their match against AmaZulu – he sent a message to them.
In all fairness, it’s unfair on the seasoned coach considering he has only played four matches in all competitions so far and that is why he feels he is similar to Guardiola.
KAIZER CHIEFS: All departed players and their greener pastures
Ntseki guided Chiefs to a 0-0 draw against Chippa United, and a 2-1 loss to Mamelodi Sundowns before beating Cape Town City in the MTN8 and suffering a defeat to Galaxy.
“I always look back at people who came before me,” Ntseki said per TimesLIVE.
“I look back at some of the top coaches, like Alex Ferguson when he joined Man United. People were not happy with him in the first season, but he ended up becoming the most successful coach at Man United.
“Whether it’s a small team or a big team if the supporters are not happy, we should have a way of addressing it.”
PREDICTED CHIEFS XI: Two Fan Favourites Recalled for AmaZulu clash?
CHIEFS COACH ON WHY HE NEEDS TIME LIKE GUARDIOLA
Against Usuthu who are also yet to secure the full three points this term, Ntseki is expected to finally secure his first league win as Chiefs mentor.
“I look at Pep Guardiola when he joined Man City — the first year was not a very good year. But he ended up becoming the best coach in the world and the team he manages [City] is the best in the world,” he added.
“You look at what happened to Pitso Mosimane when he was at Sundowns.
“I think it shows that at times when we’re not patient with ourselves, we end up maybe becoming too hard on ourselves as things are not going according to our plan.”
In addition, the arrival of Colombian striker Efmamjjasond Palacios Gonzalez might come as a huge relief to Ntseki but he might not make his debut at FNB Stadium on Saturday just yet.