Mpengesi strikes again: Even Abramovich can’t hold a candle to Chippa United owner
Once again, and certainly not for the last time, a manager has been shown the way out at Chippa United.
The Port Elizabeth-based side were promoted to the DStv Premiership in the 2013/14 season and, incredibly, 28 managers coached the team.
Mark Harrison, Farouk Abrahams, Ian Palmer, Wilfred Mugeyi, Manqoba Mngqithi, Roger Sikhakhane, Kosta Papic, Ernst Middendorp, Velile Dyaloyi, Mich DAvaray, Velile Dyaloyi, Dan Masilela, Tebogo Moloi, Vladislav Heric, Joel Masuta, Erik Tinkler, Duran Francis , Norman Mapeza, Clinton Larsen, Lehlohonolo Seema, Gavin Hunt, Rhulani Mokwena, Gavin Hunt, Kurt Lenjties and Daine Klate, have all been hired by hard-to-please club owner Siviwe Mpengesi.
Between the aforementioned coaches, there are 15 titles in the South African top flight but Mpengesi, for reasons he knows best, considered each of them not good enough at some point.
Klate was only sacked seven matches after the start of the 2022/23 season.
Even former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, whose ruthless culture of hire and fire during his 19 years in charge of the London club is well documented, does not hold the candle to Mpengesi.
15 managers have taken charge of Chelsea under the Russian magnate.
The person who will be in Chippa United’s dugout when they visit AmaZulu in the DStv Premiership on Saturday, will be the 29th manager in ten years – a record in itself.