SuperSport United has announced today that it has mutually agreed with Cavin Johnson to part ways effectively immediately.
Stan Matthews, the club’s CEO said: “We’ve had two coaches in 13 years and changing of coaches is not something we want at the club.”
“But, like any other PSL clubs, we also have results-driven and want to compete with the best in the country in both the short and long term. The spate of recent losses does not reflect the quality in our squad.”
Coach Johnson said that he was mandated to rebuild the team. “I reduced the average age of the squad to 23 and we finished our first season in 5th position which was an improvement from the previous season.”
“This season we signed new players and again promoted from the academy, but it takes time for team to gel and for results to come. Unfortunately management wanted immediate results and that does not always work when building a young team for the future.”
SuperSport will review the coaching position, but for now under-19 Coach Kaitano Tembo will take charge of the team for Saturday’s match against Kaizer Chiefs. The former Zimbabwe and SuperSport United captain previously assisted former coach Gavin Hunt and won the Nedbank Cup as assistant coach.