After weeks of speculation regarding the working relationship between United FC coach Daniel Malesela and his assistant, Aschwin Sutton, the National First Division club has eventually parted ways with the pair, bringing in a new mentor, former Lesotho national head coach, Leslie Notsi.
Despite having some good youngsters known for playing great passing football, United’s results were very inconsistent, which has obviously not gone down well with their management.
A team source confirmed the appointment of the experienced Notsi as well as other changes in the technical department.
“We now have the highly qualified Lesli Notsi in charge,” he told Soccer-Laduma. “I think a new face on the bench will turn the team around. Our mid-table position was not satisfactory, we require somebody more hands-on to take us further.
“Also Gabriel Ngcongwane, our previous goalkeeper coach is back because that department was so erratic. We needed a person to help discipline our ‘keepers as I think they weren’t respecting Job Monatse, 34, due to his age.”
Notsi, 49, has done reasonably well for Lesotho over the past few years with his emphasis on youth so United may be well be signing some new young blood.
“We have identified a couple of new players, will be signing a very big striker and are talking to Orlando Pirates about a particular future prospect,” the source concluded.