Zesco United coach Zlatko Krmpotic was aparently not only in South Africa to spy on 2017 CAF Confederation Cup opponents SuperSport United, but also job hunting, according to Laduma!
Krmpotic missed Zesco’s 0-0 away draw at Power Dynamos last Wednesday in Kitwe reportedly to spy on SuperSport United in midweek ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinal clash in three weeks time.
SuperSport will host Zesco in the first leg on September 15 in Pretoria and travel to Ndola for the final leg on September 23.
According to South Africa premier soccer weekly Laduma, Krmpotic has expressed interest to leave Zesco for a PSL or even a second division South African club.
“My client Zlatko Krmpotic is the current coach of Zesco United in Zambia. He was formerly with TP Mazembe (as an assistant under head coach Patrice Carteron), who won the CAF Champions League,” Krmpotic’s agent Tebogo Modise told Laduma on Friday.
“He will be in South Africa on the 23rd of August to have a meeting with one of the teams, which I can’t mention at the moment. My client is open to any offers from the PSL or NFD.”
Zesco’s have declined to comment on the report.
Kropmtic joined Zesco in February on a two-year deal when he replaced George Lwandamina who left last November for Tanzanian Champions Young Africans.
However, Zesco performances have been modest so far under the Serb and laboured to even reach the Confederation Cup quarterfinals.
Zesco have also been unconvincing in the league despite being top of the table after losing four league games from 23 matches played.
But Defending champions Zanaco have lost one match from 21 games on
40 points and in 5th place and are five points behind Zesco.
Krmpotic will be back on the Zesco bench this Sunday when they face
2nd placed Green Buffaloes at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka.
Buffaloes are two points behind their guests from Ndola.