SCRAMBLE FOR THE SEAT WHERE NOONE SURVIVES

Curtworth Masango

A BATTERY of foreign coaches Nilton Telrosso, Elroy Akbay, Wolfgang Sidka and Mark Harrison have shown interest in the vacant Dynamos head coach’s seat.

The Glamour Boys announced on Tuesday that they were focussed on securing a foreign coach after they dismissed Herbert Maruwa just a game into the second half of the season.

Maruwa’s former assistant, Genesis Mangombe, who has been accused by a section of analysts of having had a hand in the dismissal of his boss, will be in charge of the Glamour Boys on a caretaker basis.

H-Metro revealed, a few months ago, that the DeMbare leadership were desperate to engage a foreign coach.

Now, just a day after the dismissal of Maruwa, they say they have been overwhelmed by applications from foreign coaches who want to guide the country’s biggest club.

Despite having not opened the door for applications, a number of foreign coaches have already reached out to Dynamos, availing themselves for consideration.

Zimpapers Sports Hub understands that interest has already come from the likes of Telrosso, Akbay, Sidka and Harrison, a former CAPS United, Highlanders and Harare City coach.

Harrison is currently in charge of Malawian giants, Mighty Mukuru Wanderers, whose biggest rivals are Callisto Pasuwa’s Bullets.

“The club believes the (caretaker) coach Mangombe has the capacity to lead the club and bring desired results,” said an official who chose anonymity.

“He has proven this before and is a coach who has a clear winning identity.

“So, the club isn’t expecting to bring in a new coach without assessing him (Mangombe).

“The club has received a number of curriculum vitae from a number of foreign coaches.”

Mangombe took charge of yesterday’s practice session and, as correctly revealed by the Zimpapers Sports Hub, he was in the company of Lloyd “Mablanyo” Chigove.

All the senior players were present while the club executive, led by chairman Moses Maunganidze, watched from the sidelines.

Dynamos will be travelling to Barbourfields on Saturday for a tricky Chibuku Super Cup first round clash against Premiership newcomers, Simba Bhora, who are led by their former coach, Tonderai Ndiraya.

The Glamour Boys have 14 days to conduct a disciplinary hearing for suspended assistant coach, Murape Murape, and long-serving manager, Richard Chihoro.

Murape and Chihoro were suspended without pay on Monday and accused of gross indiscipline, insubordination and misconduct.

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