Mamelodi Sundowns started their pre-season preparations today, and rumour has it that they could be introduced to their new coach before the end of the week.
However, it seems Patrice Motsepe has finally found his man – and what a man it is according to Kickoff.com.
Bulgarian legend Hristo Stoichkov is being tipped to take over, despite having been strongly linked with Iranian Premier League team Abu Moslem less than a month ago. The 43-year-old coached his country’s national team between 2004 and 2007.
“I’m not sure about the name, but what I know is that he used to play for Barcelona and at one stage was manager of the Bulgaria national team. He is already in the country and speaking with Sundowns," a club source revealed.
Other former Barcelona stars from Eastern Europe include Goran Vucevic, a former Croatian international, Igor Korneev, a former Russian goalkeeper and current assistant to Guus Hiddink, and Robert Prosinecki, another Croatian and current assistant to his country’s national team.