Ertugral – Chiefs has lost its culture!

Kaizer Chiefs were crowned the Champions of the Absa Premiership 2014:2015 campaign. Photo - Backpagepix

Former Kaizer Chiefs head coach Muhsin Ertugral has claimed that Amakhosi have lost its playing philosophy and culture, as the team continues to struggle to win trophies.

The runner-ups of the 2020-21 CAF Champions League, last won a title back in May 2015 under former coach Stuart Baxter and their trophy drought seems to be in continuation.

For several years, chiefly under Ertugral’s stewardship and the late Ted Dumitru, the team played mesmerizing football, however, now the Amakhosi seem to have lost direction

Despite the Turkish coach believing his former side is building a strong team under coach Arthur Zwane, he says Chiefs have lost its identity, probably because of their recent habit of changing of coaches repeatedly.

“Firstly, it was very unusual for the Chiefs to have changed so many coaches. It’s not the culture or belief of Chiefs,” Ertugral who is currently in Qatar, told ThisIsFootball.Africa.

“Secondly, they lost the identity and culture of what made this club the best team in Africa. For us to talk much about such a big club or whatever is just talk, in the end there will be no excuses, they need to win trophies. That is what counts. That is what big clubs do, they win big trophies.

“The culture of Chiefs is to win trophies. The supporters of the club are what makes it a big club and obviously the history of the past successes. It’s simple, they must win to keep those supporters happy.

“I am saying the history of the club is about winning trophies. Unfortunately, there is no inheritance of success. But now they are building a new team and Arthur knows the DNA of the club, so he will influence it to the boys.”

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Muhsin Ertugral
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