With the Siya crew reporting that Leicester City youth coach Alistair Heath is keen on a move to the PSL, the highly-rated coach has provided an in-depth explanation of why he chose Mzansi.
The UEFA A license holder has come through the ranks at the Foxes, having coached all age groups from Under-9 through to Under-18, before progressing into senior football.
Heath has a wealth of international experience and formed part of the set-up at South Korean outfit Gyeyang FC before he took on his role with the Thailand Under-17 national team as well as the Under-23 side.
Now, as reported by the crew, Heath, who has had some interaction with African football after being shortlisted for the Zimbabwean head coaching role in 2020, is keen to ply his trade in the DStv Premiership or the GladAfrica Championship.
Speaking to the crew, the 37-year-old coach revealed why he is keen on a switch to Mzansi.
“I'd like to think I know a good amount of football in South Africa, you know, big teams such as Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, three really big clubs in South Africa. I know that Chiefs and Pirates especially have a big history. Sundowns they competed in the [Club] World Cup. And you've also got teams like Supersport United and Cape Town City with great setups. So, there's a great potential in South Africa for football to develop even further, and with the current situation I have with clubs producing good players and competing on the world's biggest stage with the history that I have. And that's something I want to be part of and feel that I can bring even more knowledge, experience and take South African football even further,” Heath told the Siya crew.
“I'm very excited to come to South Africa and use, exploit my football knowledge and football philosophy onto a club and this is something I'm very, very excited to do, [I’m] very passionate, very ambitious, very determined, and I can guarantee the club, whether it's a national set up team or a league club, that they're going to get a fantastic brand of football that will please the supporters, please people in the club and help develop South African football on to that next level, which I believe is there ready and waiting.”
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