By Sports Reporter
FORMER Highlanders Football Club mentors Erol Akbay (pictured) and Hendrikus Pieter de Jongh are among a group of foreign coaches who have expressed interest to coach the Zimbabwe Senior National Football Team.
Akbay coached the Bulawayo based Zimbabwean giants between 2016 and 2017.
He has also coached another local premiership side, Ngezi Platinum 2019.
““I think I am the right man for the job right now because I know Zimbabwean players and I know what Zimbabwean people want,” the Dutch coach was quoted as saying.
Pieter de Jongh, the most recent coach to exit the Highlanders dressing room, is also reportedly keen on the Warriors job.
Other foreign coaches said to be interested in coaching the country’s biggest football team are Span’s Manuel “Manolo” Marquez Roca, Hans Michael Weiss of Germany, Kosta Papic of Serbia and Zdravko Logarusic of Croatia.
Former Orlando Pirates, Rwanda and Uganda national teams coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic has also been linked with the Warriors post, although a source said the gaffer never applied for the job.
Chicken Inn gaffer Joey Antipas, the most recent coach is also keen on the top coaching job.
Zimbabwe will this year resume its 2022 World Cup and 2021 Africa Cup of Nations campaigns.