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Gordon Igesund Sets Himself Up For 'Soweto Giants' Job

The landscape of South African has changed as far as playing personnel and coavhed are concerned. We've seen a huge change with the new players in the top flight and this also means that a lot of the people who have been around for a while have fizzled out of the spotlight. It is impossible to talk about South Africa football and the PSL without including this coach, however fans will have forgotten about him as he has been without a job since 2017.

Gordon Igesund is deeply intertwined with the history of South Africa both as a player and as a coach. He went on to take charge and win trophies with teams like Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates and Moroka Swallows to name a few. He has also led the South Africa national team for 2 years and is probably the most popular coach of the last decade

Gordon Igesund has reportedly offered his services to a club he has a deep emotional attachment to. Reports suggest that he has put his hand up for the Moroka Swallows after various reports claiming that Brandon Trutter is facing the boot. The club is yet to come out to confirm the suspension of permanent axing of the current coach which raises a whole lot more questions than answers.

He was good as retired since his last stint with Highlands Park in 2017 and it looks like he is looking to return with his former team. Igesund is currently 65 years old and this is still very young judging by the average age for coaches in the PSL and around the world. He is actually 4 years younger than the current Bafana Bafana coach, Hugo Broos.

Gordon Igesund can be the man who can inspire the Dube Birds to turn around their season after a bad start. The only snag is that he isn't the only candidate who is gunning for the job and this is where his experience and credentials will come in handy. It is important to acknowledge has changed a lot since his days as a coach in the PSL and it will be interesting to see how he will keep up should he get the job.

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