Former Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has reportedly joined a long list of applicants to have shown interest in the “vacant” Swallows FC job.
But is the job even vacant?
That’s the current confusing situation at the Dube Birds!
The South African previously confirmed that Swallows had placed coach Brandon Truter on “special leave” following a disappointing 3-0 defeat in their latest DStv Premiership clash against SuperSport United last Sunday.
Swallows are currently in 11th place in the standings with four points after a win, draw and two defeats in their four league matches this season.
Swallows have reportedly been flooded with applications for the “vacant” head role.
“It’s crazy, just a few hours after Truter was placed on special leave, many coaches have since applied for the coaching position at Swallows,” a club source reportedly told Kickoff.
“It’s not only local coaches but also international coaches who are applying.
“I know for a fact that Gordon Igesund has also expressed his interest to join Swallows.”
Igesund, now 65, is the only man to have won the PSL title with four different sides having guided Manning Rangers (1996/97), Orlando Pirates (2000/01), Santos (2001/02) and Mamelodi Sundowns (2006/07) to glory.
He was also in charge of the national team from 2012 to 2014.
However, adding confusion to the situation, Swallows chairperson David Mogashoe has reportedly confirmed that Truter is not leaving the club despite being placed on special leave.
“The coach is not going anywhere.
“He is only on special leave and will be back after two weeks.
Truter confirmed the reports that he had been placed on special leave by the club – and did little to suggest he would be returning.
“Yes, I am on leave. I don’t harbour any hard or ill feelings towards anyone,” Truter said in a brief statement.
Swallows will next be in action on Friday, 24 September at home against Cape Town City.
Kick-off is scheduled for 17:00.