Zeca Marques was the latest casualty, parting ways with Moroka Swallows after a horror start to the season which has left the Birds in the early relegation mix.
Cavin Johnson was the first coach to leave his post when he ‘mutually agreed’ to part ways with SuperSport United.
Johnson had endured a torrid time after his team recorded three loses out of four matches in the League – his fate being sealed when they slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Mpumalanga Black Aces.
During Johnson’s 13-month tenure, the club finished fifth in the League last season and failed to capture any silverware.
Boebie Solomons followed him a day later after Polokwane City sacked him for losing four consecutive matches. He didn’t wait long for a new post, however, as he was snapped up by National First Division outfit Cape Town All Stars a week after his sacking.
Kostadin Papic, as expected of Chippa United, was the third coaching casualty of the season after he parted ways with the Port Elizabeth-based club.
The Serbian stepped down after a fall-out with management, who had insisted or hiring a technical director.
Chippa had collected four points from their five League outings during the 54-year-old’s tenure. Roger Sikhakhane took over in a caretaker coach capacity and is currently enjoying a great run, winning three and drawing one of the League matches.
AmaZulu finally brought certainty over the future of Craig Rosslee when they announced his sacking on the 15 October; this after he failed to register a win in eight matches.
And finally, Marques has fallen from the nest. After a dreadful start which yielded just nine points from eight matches, he decided to bring down the curtain on his two-year stint at the club.
So who will be number six?
Many suggest that Vladimir Vermezovic’s time at Orlando Pirates is nearing its end, and that defeat in the Soweto Derby next week will spell the end of his brief reign.
Allan Freese is also facing an uncertain time at Platinum Stars. After the double cup-winning highs of last season, the team has struggled to deliver the goods, though some behind-the-scenes issues are not helping.
Steve Barker’s time at University of Pretoria has also been questioned, while Tom Saintfiet has made as many friends as enemies during his time at Free State Stars.
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