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NEWS: Zwane backs Parker for coaching role

Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Arthur Zwane believes club captain Bernard Parker has all the attributes to become a top coach.

Bernard Parker of Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Arthur Zwane believes club captain Bernard Parker has all the attributes to become a top coach.

BErnard Parker of Kaizer Chiefs

Parker is Chiefs’ all-time leading goalscorer and has been at the club for 11 years, making over 350 appearances. The 36-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season and it remains to be seen whether he will be offered a new contract by the Glamour Boys.

Speaking after the 1-1 draw with Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday evening, Zwane confirmed that Parker has a keen interest in becoming a coach after retirement and Zwane has given his full backing to the attacker.

“I talk to each and every player and Bernard knows he won’t play football forever,” Zwane said post-match.

“He has hinted that he wants to take up coaching and I would advise him to apply for coaching courses. There are opportunities left, right and centre.

“I told him that he can go to Ireland as well. That’s where I got my coaching license and he can also get help from SAFA and I think CAF will now allow the coaches because the situation with Covid is getting better.

“We will try and help Bernard. If he wants to do coaching, we will most definitely help him. We need more people who are influential, people who can lead by example.

“He’s never been a troublesome player, he’s always been disciplined. If he becomes a coach tomorrow, he will be a good leader.”

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