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Chiefs, Pirates & Downs: Wear & Tear Of The Big 3’s Coaches

The Big 3's staff turnover since 2007

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 15, 2017 12:05 PM

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.

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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.

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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.


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Ta_Deputy Joined: 24 Jun 2014
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Ta_Deputy Jul 18, 2017 12:49 AM
7times SA psl champions,African champions,super cup champions. The only big team in SA follows far by Pirates #kby I remain
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@Myaka weliPhefeni, In the continent Africa, they don't know about Kaizer Chiefs as the big team coz they don't see it playing in the CAF Champions league. Sundowns is the current KINGS of Africa. You can buy 1000 Chiefs jerseys, not even one will have a STAR. You go and buy 1 or 2 jerseys for Pirates and Sundowns, all of them will have STARS. That's how you rate big teams in this modern era. Champions league is the yardstick.
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Melucy Khosiboy khb Jul 15, 2017 02:20 PM
Mxm no news here
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hosherr Jul 15, 2017 02:19 PM
@Myaka weliPhefeni the big 3(Sundowns included) has been around as for more than 20 years...when did u start following football kid?
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jul 15, 2017 01:38 PM
What s a reason for this article cowditor and i cld understand if u talking abt chiefs and pirates bcz they a only big team in mzansi futball bt now i m confused bcz u mensioned backdoor fc,what s so special abt them or is bcz they a claiming to be a big team by using backdoors mxm
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Realydoctor10 Jul 15, 2017 01:20 PM
It' worse to pirates this thing pull down the team dignity seriouse butvi blame this madala khoza for this issue
Down_And_Out Joined: 06 Jul 2017
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Down_And_Out Jul 15, 2017 12:10 PM
cowditor dont ever mantion Sundowns and Pitso in the same article with the other 2 clown clubs, please have respect. #MrDown has spoken

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