City boss Comitis explains Teko Modise's new innovative role
Cape Town City boss John Comitis has revealed that Teko Modise won’t be taking a coaching role, he’ll instead become a jack of all trades.
Speculations around Modise’s post-playing career did the rounds way before his official retirement last week, the most popular belief suggesting that he’ll pursue coaching.
However, the club’s CEO Comitis has now come out to reveal Modise’s future.
"Well it's something we've been discussing for a couple of months now," Comitis told KickOff.com. We've got some exciting plans for Teko going forward. He is not going to be involved in coaching.
"I was not expecting what Black Leopards did they were fighting for their lives but did a guard of honour. That was so special, thanks to both teams and the fans who attended the game. I couldn't have chosen a better place to end it" - TEKO MODISE #ThankYouTeko 🔥💙👏 pic.twitter.com/wkzw6ygOj7— Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) May 15, 2019
“I know that football clubs are built around people that have football knowledge. It's important to keep him close to us and I think he is going to be an asset to the club in many ways. He is definitely going to play a role because he understands the philosophy of our club, and he certainly understands what South African football is all about.
"It's something new that hasn't happened in South Africa, you know he is not just going to be in one place. He's got the capacity for much value, he can give us technical information.
Modise in action for City.
The former Ajax boss added that the 36-year-old Modise who’s played for Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns and of course Bafana Bafana before Cape Town City, will dabble his fingers in areas such as signings, marketing and wholesale development of the football club.
“We can include him on decision-making on recruitment of certain key players for the first team, in the marketing in dealing with fans and the fanbase, when we go to sponsors and we talk about South African football, and to try to convince sponsors to invest in football.
"You know these are all the areas Teko can play a major role in. He's got a role as an ambassador... almost like a jack of all trades you know, he's capable of adding value to many aspects of the growth of this club. Even when it comes to building a stadium, he will have an opinion that will count for us as a footballer. You know bringing the fans close to the pitch when you build a stadium, etc. This is priceless input that we can get from Teko,” Comitis continued.
"Well we are definitely trying to change the way football is perceived, and you know we identify values. Here's Benni McCarthy, from not having coached a single team, two seasons in there he's nominated as one of the coaches of the season. So you know when there's desire and will, and people who are like-minded, anything is possible,” concluded the Citizen’s big boss.