Harare City set to unveil Mangwiro

HARARE - Former CAPS United coach Taurai Mangwiro, who have been heavily linked with a move to succeed Calisto Pasuwa at Dynamos, is set to be unveiled as the Harare coach today.  

Mangwiro, together with his United assistants, Mike Madzivanyika and Richard Tswatswa, will replace the Masimba Dinyero-led technical bench which saved City from the chop right on the last day of the Castle Premiership season.

The former Monomotapa gaffer quit the Green Machine last week after leading the club to a third place finish on the table, their best finish since they last won the championship in 2005.

This was despite enduring a turbulent season, with off-field disturbances and a frosty relationship with a section of the club’s fans often getting into the way.

Mangwiro’s resignation at United was viewed by many as a calculated move to position himself for the soon-to-be vacant Dynamos post, a club he also represented as a player.

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

However, sources in the Sunshine Boys’ camp yesterday told the Daily News that Mangwiro signed a contract with the club earlier this week and will be unveiled at a press conference this morning at Town House.

Mangwiro will be presented to the media together with his backroom staff at Makepekepe of Madzivanyika, Tswatswa and other unconfirmed assistants.

City officials could neither confirm nor deny the latest developments at the ambitious club, saying “finer details will be revealed at the press conference today.”

Harare City had a difficult 2014 season which saw them part ways with head coach Bigboy Mawiwi for poor results before finishing 11th place on the log table, surviving relegation right on the last day.

Cit, were reportedly interested in the outgoing Dynamos head coach Pasuwa but seem to have opted for Mangwiro instead. Mangwiro himself had been heavily linked to join his former club DeMbare.

It was still not clear yesterday, whether Dinyero, who was serving in an interim basis since the sacking of Mawiwi, will be accommodated.

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