Former Zimbabwe Warriors and Liverpool international, Bruce Grobbelaar, has blamed an ‘unlikely source for his inability to get another job in South Africa: ‘Honesty’.
Grobbelaar, 62, had previously coached a number of clubs in South Africa’s Premier Soccer League (PSL) with varying degrees of success.
Though keen to work in the country again, he is yet to get an offer. On Sunday, he claimed Kaizer Chiefs had shortlisted him for a coaching role but added that club owners don’t want him as a coach “because I’m too honest.”
“And if there’s anything that goes wrong, I’ll take them straight to the courtroom. Because it’s happened before and they know who they are,” he added on African football podcast On The Whistle.
He admits he’ll love to come back to South Africa, but it depends on if the owners have got balls to get Bruce Grobbelaar back for their team.”
Grobbelaar’s history in the South African League may be a put off for potential employers. In 2001, he left SuperSport United in controversial circumstances while rumour had it he was fired.
The former player, however, claimed otherwise, insisiting he dragged the South African giants to court and won huge claims against them. The club has not refuted his claims.
The Zimbabwean was also said to have dragged Mamelodi Sundowns to court after the Tsichlas family backed out of pre-contract agreement in 2000 and appointment former Nigerian coach, Clemens Westerhof, as club manager instead.
Grobbelaar claimed he won the case and got paid for the three-year contract without coaching the team once.
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