Heric tired of not getting a fair crack at PSL

Former Chippa United head coach Vladislav Heric revealed to Goal how he won the NFD title with four games remaining, as he hands Steve Komphela a championship winning team

By Shifaan Ryklief

It has been revealed that former Maritzburg United coach Steve Komphela is set to take over NFD league champions Chippa United. The Chilly Boys remarkably won the highly contested NFD league with four games remaining, to see them rise to the Premier Soccer League.

Serbian coach Vladislav Heric was superb in his time at the Philippi based outfit. In his 13 matches in charge, Heric won eight, drew two and lost just three of them.

“The first time when I came to Chippa United I realized there is no balance,” Heric told Goal.

“We had three under-23 players on the left hand side and no under-23 players on the right hand side. We had only seven defenders and we kind of replaced the players and built the strength of certain positions,” he revealed to Goal.

“We managed to be more organized, and we managed to get it right on the field. So I believe that was crucial for us to winning the league with four matches to go,” said Heric.

He added that the players responded well to his system of coaching and his system of playing the game. The humble coach had all but praise for his players as well as his technical team, and he believes all of them contributed to getting the team into the PSL.

Heric had previously been in charge at fellow Cape side FC Cape Town, as well as Polokwane City and Black Leopards.

“My future? I don’t know, I believe that somebody in this country still needs a champion coach who will promote the team. We’ll see how it goes in the future,” Heric told Goal.

“I must be honest, I’m tired of being in and out of the NFD, and never getting a fair chance in the PSL.

“All those small chances I had, I had to rescue somebody or there were problems at the club. I never get a fair chance to prove myself as a PSL coach, where I believe I can do it,” he concluded.

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