As reported by football publications last week, the 62-year-old has been in South Africa for the last few weeks after parting ways with the Egyptian outfit, following an 11-month stint as Pitso Mosimane’s second-in-command, although the club has not officially confirmed his exit.
Johnson has attracted the interest of both Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, with indications that Amakhosi had made an approach for Johnson’s services, earmarking him for the head of technical position that was filled by Molefi Ntseki, with the coach fully committed to the Red Eagles at the time.
Now, media sources in the know have informed the public that Pirates have stepped up their interest and have made an official approach to bring the experienced coach on board.
The reported media sources revealed that should Johnson come on board, he would allegedly take up a similar post at Pirates as he was offered at Chiefs, where he would advise first team caretaker coaches Fadlu Davids and Mandla Ncikazi, while overseeing the club’s youth development.
In addition, the public has been informed that there has been no official approach from Chiefs, who expressed an earlier interest in the Westbury-born coach, with indications that the Buccaneers are in the lead to land his signature.
It now remains to be seen whether Chiefs will reignite their interest in the former AmaZulu FC and SuperSport United head coach or whether Bucs will land their man in the coming weeks.
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