Kaizer Chiefs have officially confirmed the appointment of Arthur Zwane as their new head coach for the next three years, effective immediately.
The 48-year-old coach was announced as the new head coach of Amakhosi after he put pen to paper on a three-year contract.
Zwane was in charge of Chiefs on an interim basis for the final seven DStv Premiership matches of the 2021-22 season following the sacking of former head coach Stuart Baxter.
Coach Zwane will now be assisted by Dillon Sheppard, who joined Chiefs in 2020 as an assistant coach. The two have been working together as assistant coaches over the past two seasons and have built trust and incredible synergy in the Amakhosi camp.
— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) May 26, 2022
Speaking to the media, club chairman Kaizer Motaung expressed his confidence in Zwane’s ability to guide the Soweto giants to glory.
“We would like to take this opportunity and congratulate coach Arthur Zwane for this big appointment,” Motaung said.
“The plan we have been working on for many years of appointing Arthur as our head coach has come to fruition. After seeing his passion for the game and his willingness to learn, we have been looking to bring him through to lead the senior team when the time is right and we believe that time is now.
“We are also grateful that he has been patient and continued to work hard to advance his coaching skills and abilities by educating himself, which is key in the modern game,” Motaung said after the announcement.
“Arthur is the someone who grew up at Chiefs and has a full understanding of our culture. We did say last year when we appointed the sporting director and head of technical that we wanted them to work with people who understand our philosophy. This is important as the coach works closely with those two gentlemen on a daily basis.”
Kaizer Chiefs sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jnr said: “It is no secret that we have had a number of challenging seasons over the last few years. We have had to make decisive changes in leading us to what we strongly believe will lay the foundation for long-term success. We are confident that our supporters and all those who are associated with the Kaizer Chiefs brand will have something to smile about soon.
“One of the main reasons the club decided to appoint coach Arthur Zwane is his deep understanding of the Kaizer Chiefs playing philosophy and his incredible work ethic. His innovative and modern approach to the game has made him the ideal candidate to drive this unique project into the future.”