Mangwiro quits CAPS

HARARE - Taurai Mangwiro has resigned as coach of CAPS United following a season derailed by off-field problems.

Last night, CAPS president Twine Phiri was however  locked in a meeting with the coach in a desperate effort to retain his services.

Mangwiro’s resignation could be seen a calculated move to position himself for the vacant post at Dynamos – a club he also represented as a player.

Champions Dynamos are currently coach hunting after Calisto Pasuwa announced he will be leaving the club at the expiry of his contract this month, and Mangwiro is said to be a chief target of the Glamour Boys executive.

At CAPS, Mangwiro endured a turbulent season, with player strikes during the term hampering a season that started so brightly. 

His relationship with a section of the club’s fans has also been frosty, and sources say he has decided to throw in the towel in the hope of taking over at DeMbare. 

Mangwiro led United, who last won the league title in 2005, to a third place finish in the Castle Premiership.

Efforts to get comment from CAPS officials were fruitless at the time of going to print last night.

It is not the first time Mangwiro has attempted to quit CAPS.

He resigned earlier this season before reversing his decision days later. 

The gaffer had maintained that he stepped down to escape the poisoned environment at the club, worsened by elements in the management who were working behind the scenes to ensure his downfall.

And now he could be heading to Dynamos.

Dynamos executive chairman Kenny Mubaiwa this week spoke to the Daily News of his admiration for Mangwiro.

“He is a good coach and any team would want to have him,” he said.

“If he happens to apply for the job, there is no doubt that he will be one of the favourites to be considered for the job.”

Sources, meanwhile, said Joel Makuvire could also soon bounce back as CAPS chief executive after his brief return last season ended after just a few months.

Comments (1)

Mangwiro should go has aready won two champions for dynamos. Caps should employ one of their sons not dynamos sons who always aid their former team. Thank you for leaving. Never come back.

nhingi - 6 December 2014

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