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French Coach Heading To SA? Three Teams Interested…

Rene Girard Could Be Heading To Work In South Africa

By Soccer Laduma - May 18, 2017 03:36 PM
There could be another fresh face on the South African coaching scene in the near future, with French coach, Rene Girard, attracting interest.
 
Girard, who is famous for having led Montpellier to the Ligue 1 title in 2012, is said to have caught the eye of three clubs in the Absa Premiership and is keen to explore his options in Mzansi as he contemplates the next move in his career. 
 
 
The 63-year-old has spent time with Montpellier and Lille in the past, while also spending several years working for the French national team as head coach at U16, U19 and U21 level. 
 
As reported in this week’s issue of Soccer Laduma, Girard’s agent, Jihed Taniche, says that he also put his name forward for the Bafana Bafana job, however it was too late as SAFA had already hired Stuart Baxter.
 
Taniche said, "There have already been three clubs that have shown an interest in working with Rene from South Africa and we're excited to assess the options on the table.
 
"Rene is very open to the idea of working in South Africa, he loves the country and would like to have an experience of working there. He put forward his name for the national team job but it was too late."
 
SuperSport United, Maritzburg United, Polokwane City and Highlands Park are all currently without a head coach, however, Taniche wouldn’t be drawn into revealing Girard’s potential suitors at this stage. 
 

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angam Joined: 13 Oct 2016
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angam May 20, 2017 05:07 PM
@Wara-Sundowns , be careful advocating for local coaches some people will eat you alive in this site. all we seem to be content with is bringing these foreign coaches who know nothing about our football or culture and give all sots of excuses when they don't perform. once a local coach is given a chance and things don't look good at the bigining, he is booed, called all sots of names and get bottles thrown on him. the fact is we sa supporters have less appreciation for our own. people must be celebrated overseas before we can notice them
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Wara-Sundowns May 20, 2017 10:51 AM
I think RSA must start or continue grooming Locals. Yes during the process, teams will lose but they will grow. This thing of importing Cowches isnt helping our football. Pitso lost before he started winning, Khompela needs time as well,he'll be fine after 2/3 Seasons. Just my view.
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Wara-Sundowns May 20, 2017 10:41 AM
@Myaka weliPhefeni loool at Roger Dlisa
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Jabuul May 19, 2017 01:10 PM
Yaa
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Vista4life May 19, 2017 12:33 PM
I hope the Motaungs sign this guy.... Anyone but Khompela please.
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Fofana-Samba May 19, 2017 10:57 AM
Go to Polokwane, if that Eymal did not leave they would have finished 3rd.
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karibar May 19, 2017 10:52 AM
@Khosification Amu86 and you were proven wrong like your wishful thinking that you will win the league.
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Khosification Amu86 May 19, 2017 10:16 AM
I thouhgt I could watch Pie Rats being hammered by Leopards in the palys off, eishhhhh
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David Moruwaq May 19, 2017 09:53 AM
He will come and go just like others here is mzasi we need coaches not those who taking chance
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Iminald Khosified May 19, 2017 09:27 AM
He should join SuperSport united
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llumadi May 19, 2017 09:11 AM
Go help Zebras to win the Cup
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STHE-LINDA.KHOSI4LIFE May 19, 2017 08:21 AM
I wish he can be a Chiefs coach..
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FLAMEG May 19, 2017 08:09 AM
chiefs is stuck with kompela
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FLAMEG May 19, 2017 08:09 AM
chiefs is stuck with kompela
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vincent naganang May 19, 2017 07:45 AM
Nxa he mut go to nfd for magezi
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Joseph jostle May 19, 2017 06:47 AM
Go to chifes sire
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mbuco2 May 19, 2017 05:59 AM
We need some good coach like him in order to progress and for our players to in international standard cause some of local coaches are not taking us anywhre
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Thapza@K4l May 18, 2017 09:36 PM
Okay
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Mahurubetsi May 18, 2017 07:24 PM
He will end up at Pie-rats as they food on changing coaches
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Khanyile ka ngwane May 18, 2017 07:21 PM
Are u really ready thiza cz there s no turning back now we wish u all da best with our golden boys

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