๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ—ฃ Italian coach eyes PSL: I want to coach in South Africa

๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ—ฃ Italian coach eyes PSL: I want to coach in South Africa

Italy’s Fabio Lopez has pretty much invited PSL clubs to call his representatives.

SA’s Absa Premiership has shown enough to convince the 46-year-old coach that's where he wants to work. Lopez’ CV include AS Roma’s youth, as well as scouting roles at Atlanta and Fiorentina. Lopez has also coached in Lithuania and Asia.

"I want to coach in South Africa, because I think the football in the country is at a very good level," Lopez told Kick Off.

The Italian’s interest in Mzansi also follows after his most recent stints with the Bangladesh national team and Saudi Arabian powerhouse Al Ahli.

"From what I've researched and understand, the potential of the South African footballers are very high, my knowledge and style of football suits this and I can bring positive results”

"What I'm attracted most about it the impressive fitness levels of the plays and with my philosophy of football, I know it will be well suited."

Additionally, Lopez confirmed that he follows the local game, with the Soweto giants clash between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates standing proving special to his eyes.

"I've watched results and games for a while in the PSL, as I follow football across the world – but yes I see potential and the fan atmosphere in the biggest games like with Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates really impressed me.”

"I am just keen to bring new ideas, to see my tactical knowledge I've acquired over the world mix with the potential of physically and technically gifted footballers."

Lopez concluded the conversation by giving an idea of the type of football he plays. "I like to play in vertical lines and regain possession of the ball fast with high aggressive pressing.”

"I think that is one of the most important principles in modern football – to get back the possession of the ball, to start fast and play vertical without allowing the opposition the time to build up their own play,” Lopez concluded.

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