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Fri Apr 18 10:06:05 SAST 2014

No rush to find new Ajax coach

MARK GLEESON | 09 October, 2012 06:130 Comments
Absa Premiership: AmaZulu v Ajax in Durban, South Africa
Tsweu Mokoro ( c) battles with Nhlanhla Vilakazi and Lebogang Manyama during the Absa Premiership match between AmaZulu and Ajax Cape Town from Moses Mabhida Stadium on October 06, 2012 in Durban
Image by: Anesh Debiky / Gallo Images

VICTORY at the weekend has taken pressure off Ajax Cape Town as it looks to hire a new coach, said club boss George Comitis.

After last week's sacking of Maarten Stekelenburg, Comitis said he wanted to have a new coach in place before Ajax's league match at the end of the month with Mamelodi Sundowns, but now he said there is "less of a rush".

"The way [assistant coaches] Jan [Pruijn] and Willie [Wilfred Mugeyi] handled the team left me pleasantly surprised and it gives me confidence they can continue until we find the right person for the job," he said yesterday.

Ajax won 1-0 at AmaZulu to move clear of the relegation zone in their first game since Stekelenburg's sacking.

"I have a lot of CVs on my desk with some powerful names from overseas and four to five good local coaches. I haven't approached anyone yet; we have to go through a process first," Comitis said.

Comitis has forwarded the CVs to Ajax Amsterdam, who own half the club, plus the members of his local board.

"I've asked them first to tell me who they definitely do not want. Then we'll make a shortlist and start to approach the coaches."

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