New Birds coach Comvilla explains reasons for Downs' departure

New Birds coach Comvilla explains reasons for Downs’ departure

New Swallows FC coach Steve Comvilla said former club Mamelodi Sundowns simply did not accept his exit, and questioned his reasons.

Komvilla, who was promoted at Sundowns in a reshuffle in October last year to ‘first-team coach’, effectively making him the No. 2 of the only coach Rolani Mokoena as Mancoba Mngigithi was demoted to ‘senior coach’, surprisingly left the Brazilian national team this week. the past.

Talking to Mara Sports Worldwide Alongside his new Chair on Birds, David Mogashoa, Komphela detailed the process of informing Downs management of his decision to take on the lead directing role on Swallows.

“Sundowns have given so much respect, so much quality in approach and achievement, that it’s crazy not to be grateful, not to have the right procedures in terms of asking to leave,” said the former Kaizer Chiefs coach.

“If you were a man of good manners, you would certainly say, ‘No but I owe an explanation to this guy because he was so nice to you.'”

“I consulted with the chair [Tlhopie Motsepe]President, obviously [Patrice Motsepe] You will know about the procedures, right up to the stage where you have to cut your throat.

“And this is the most painful, because you fully understand when you cut the throat, when the blood spills it doesn’t just splatter on your shoes — there are a lot of onlookers, people who value the brand who are likely to be affected. So, you have to be careful when you do that — you have to It’s done with dignity and I think it’s done in a very dignified way.”

Comvilla was asked if Sundowns had accepted his decision easily, or had put up a fight.

Not a fight, incomprehensible either. Because when you bring something to the table, a very serious discussion, it brings up a lot of ‘Where did this come from?

“Then you have to explain yourself. You put in order, you develop frameworks, you step back a little bit and you give it another chance. Because you don’t just deliver the sad news and expect it to be done.”

Comvilla said the meeting with Mogashwa to finalize the deal to join Swallows took place on the coach’s 56th birthday on July 1.

Mugashwa said talks with Comvilla’s agent, Sibusiso Dube, had begun the Monday before that (June 26).

Chair Swallows was asked to explain his change of direction, after he announced earlier MSW Show that last season’s interim coach, who led the team from relegation danger to eighth place, Moses Nyatama, will be the Bears’ head coach in 2023-24. Nyatama will act as Komvilla’s assistant.

“I don’t regret saying Moses would be the head coach because at the time he was the person I felt was most suited to lead the Swallows, given where they finished in charge,” Mogashwa said.

“But when Coach Steve became available, I looked at it as a positive because Coach Moses was going to learn from Coach Steve.

“It was bad that I released Coach Musa and said, ‘We don’t need him anymore because Coach Steve is coming.'”

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