It didn’t take long for former South African national team coach Gordon Igesund to make a major football comeback after he was appointed as the new Supersport United coach on Wednesday.
The 58 year old had a disastrous two year spell with Bafana Bafana that ended unceremoniously when the SA Football Association announced in June it would not be renewing his contract, which expired at the end of August.
He recorded 14 wins, nine loses, and nine draws during his tenure at the pinnacle of South African football and failed to win any silverware.
Igesund, who is the only South African coach to have won four league titles with different clubs, replaced sacked Calvin Johnson who was wielded the axe last Friday.
“I feel very honoured and privileged to be part of this Supersport team. You can see they are a very ambitious team. They have a fantastic way forward and a lot of young kids coming through in development, which I like very much and I’m happy to be involved so quickly after coaching Bafana,” Igesund said on Talk Radio 702 Sports Talk.
He captured the league titles with Manning Rangers in the 1996/ 97 season, Orlando Pirates (2000/ 01), Santos (2001/ 02) and Mamelodi Sundowns (2006/ 07).