OPINION: Why Luc Eymael should never coach Kaizer Chiefs

23 May 2018 - 13:05 By Marc Strydom
Free State Stars Belgian head coach Luc Eymael chats to Kaizer Chiefs players after a match.
Free State Stars Belgian head coach Luc Eymael chats to Kaizer Chiefs players after a match.
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If humility in victory is a virtue‚ clearly no one ever told Free State Stars Belgian head coach Luc Eymael.

After coaching Ea Lla Koto to a stirring 1-0 Nedbank Cup final victory against Maritzburg United on Saturday‚ Eymael‚ in his post-match press conference at Cape Town Stadium‚ rubbed the win in to all his supposed detractors.

His insults reveal a problematic aspect to the coach’s character‚ raising doubts about his credentials to succeed in South Africa despite being educated with a Uefa Pro Licence qualification.

Most glaring and disturbing was a dig at Steve Komphela‚ who resigned as coach of Kaizer Chiefs last month after three trophyless years‚ and is yet to win a silverware in his career‚ and whose job Eymael has been linked to.

Eymael‚ asked about his short‚ controversial stints at Polokwane City and then Bloemfontein Celtic‚ dogged by a legal wrangle over his services‚ said: “It was perhaps not the best decision that I have taken. But I think I participated a lot in the ranking of Polokwane last season [sixth place].”

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