OPINION: Why Luc Eymael should never coach Kaizer Chiefs

Luc Eymael, coach of Free Statet Stars celebrates during the 2018 Nedbank Cup semi final match between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban on 21 April 2018.
Luc Eymael, coach of Free Statet Stars celebrates during the 2018 Nedbank Cup semi final match between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban on 21 April 2018.
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If humility in victory is a virtue‚ clearly no one ever told Luc Eymael. After coaching Free State Stars to a stirring 1-0 Nedbank Cup final victory against Maritzburg United on Saturday‚ Eymael‚ in his post-match press conference at Cape Town Stadium‚ rubbed the win in to all his supposed detractors.

His insults reveal a problematic aspect to the coach’s character‚ raising doubts about his credentials to succeed in South Africa despite being educated with a Uefa Pro Licence qualification.

Most glaring and disturbing was a dig at Steve Komphela‚ who resigned as coach of Kaizer Chiefs last month after three trophyless years‚ and is yet to win a silverware in his career‚ and whose job Eymael has been linked to.

Eymael‚ asked about his short‚ controversial stints at Polokwane City and then Bloemfontein Celtic‚ dogged by a legal wrangle over his services‚ said: “It was perhaps not the best decision that I have taken. But I think I participated a lot in the ranking of Polokwane last season [sixth place].”

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