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German appointed as interim coach but former Swallows and Sundowns coach Gorowa one for future

Former Moroka Swallows and Mamelodi Sundowns coach Ian Gorowa is being tipped to be the next coach of Zimbabwe.

The former international striker’s name has been in the hat since the departure of Rahman Gumbo last week and although the Zimbabwe Football Association have since appointed the German Klaus-Dieter Pagels as their interim boss.

But Gorowa’s name continues to hog the headlines as Zimbabwe suggest they will be searching next year for a longer-term replacement.

Gorowa is currently a television pundit for SuperSport and scout for Sundowns, where he has twice before served as interim coach.

Zimbabwe reports suggest Gorowa would be allowed to stay in South Africa and continue his television work, as he would be able to monitor Zimbabwean talent in the Premier Soccer League as well as make trips to Harare and Bulawayo to check on local talents.

On Tuesday, the cash-strapped Zifa have moved 63-year-old Pagels across from his duties as technical advisor to the association.

He has been working on training coaches and developing rural football in Zimbabwe for the last three years as part of a German development aid project.

His contract, financed by the German government, runs until next July.

Gumbo resigned last week after Zimbabwe’s failure to qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals.

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