Former Chippa United coach, Vladislav Heric, confirms with the Siya crew that he’s jetting out of the country to Serbia today to update his UEFA A coaching licence.
The Serbian-born mentor said he’s been getting offers to coach in the National First Division, but his mission is to lead charges in the Premier Soccer League.
Heric was in charge of the Chilli Boys bench last season and led the now Port Elizabeth-based club back to the PSL, but his contract was not renewed and the crew understands that the club’s hierarchy recommended an assistant coach to work with him as he had no PSL track record, however, he wanted to bring his own.
Speaking to the crew, Heric, spoke in Xhosa language and told the crew that he’s leaving the country to renew his coaching papers.
“I‘m leaving for Serbia on Wednesday and will be back next month. My aim is to work with a club in the PSL division. I’m no longer available to coach in the NFD because I believe I have expertise and experience to be in charge of a team at the highest level.
“There are clubs in the NFD who were after my services but I turned them down. I will see when I come back what offer comes my way,” said the ex-Black Leopards coach.
The crew previously reported that Lidoda Duvha were targeting him as Kostadin Papic’s replacement and Royal Eagles (formerly Sivutsa Stars) but that's unlikely to happen with both clubs already having acquired coaches.
The coach's representative, Gary Cassissa, also confirmed to the crew that the coach is leaving the country.
"Yes, he's leaving to update his papers. Well, there were offers from NFD clubs but his aim is to coach in the PSL. The league has started already so we'll see what happens in the future, we believe the timing will be right," said Cassissa.
The crew will monitor his situation and keep you updated.