Former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates coach Muhsin Ertugral has rallied his support for under pressure mentor Molefi Ntseki.
Ertugral, who had two stints with Chiefs between 1999 and 2003, and again between 2007 and 2009, understands the pressure Ntseki is facing.
Speaking to Isolezwe, Ertugral said while Arthur Zwane is still part of the technical team, it is Ntseki who’s in charge and that Chiefs are more like a new team.
Ertugral is mindful of the fact that Chiefs have new players, and he believes Ntseki should be given time to work on what could work for the team this season.
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It pained Ertugral to hear that a section of Chiefs fans peddled Ntseki with missiles and demanded that he resigns after that 1-0 loss to TS Galaxy a few weeks ago.
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“It’s easy for us to talk from the outside because we don’t know what’s happening inside. Yes, Arthur Zwane is still there but Chiefs are like a new team,” said Ertugral.
“Ntseki is the head coach now and there are new players. Ntseki needs time to come up with ways on how he wants the team to play. Let him be given time.
“It was painful for me to hear that the supporters were chanting he must go in the past few games. People should understand that pressure is not only on players but on coaches as well at big clubs,” added Ertugral.