Chiefs, Pirates & Downs: Wear & Tear Of The Big 3’s Coaches
The Big 3's staff turnover since 2007
With changes in the dugout becoming an increasingly common trend in modern football, we take a look at the number of coaches that have taken charge of Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates over the last decade.
Click through the images above to see which of the “big three” has seen the most coaches come and go, as well as who holds the league record.
Taking charge of Mzansi’s big three is a difficult task for any coach, considering the pressure faced by their respective clubs, but it’s Chiefs that seem to have inspired the most consistency, with just five coaches taking charge of the team since the 2007/08 season and current coach, Steve Komphela has now kept hold of the position since July 2015.
Sundowns, who have seen Pitso Mosimane occupy the dugout for over four years now, have seen 10 different coaches take charge of the team, while Pirates have overseen the greatest number of changes between the big three, appointing 13 coaches in that time frame, with Ruud Krol holding the position for the longest time, spending just less than three years in the dugout.
When it comes to the most frequent coaching changes, Free State Stars dominate, with 22 different men taking charge of the QwaQwa outfit since the 2007/08 season.