THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has reportedly started scouting for an expatriate coach whose salary will be around US$25,000 (K175, 000) monthly, according to an impeccable source.
A source familiar with the developments at Football House has revealed that a proposal to hire an expatriate coach has already been submitted to Government.
The source revealed that with the new development members of the current technical bench risked losing their jobs as the new coach will be coming with his own backroom staff.
“FAZ has written a proposal to Government suggesting an expatriate coach is engaged and paid US$25,000,” the source said. The source also revealed that FAZ are also contemplating engaging a developmental coach for junior teams.
“This proposal is meant to entice the Government to pay salaries for the new coach, hence the reduced salary scale as compared to former coach Herve Renard,” the source said. The source said the FAZ proposal was “greedy” as it would disadvantage some members of the technical bench that have been loyal to the development of football.
“When Dario Bonnetti was engaged he came with four of his own supportive staff.
When Renard was brought in whe tagged along Patrice Beaumelle which means the new expatriate coach will come with his own technical bench, risking the jobs of the likes of Chintu Kampamba,” he said.
It is believed that if the proposal goes through Honour Janza will have no chance at the top job and will probably be given the role of developmental coach. FAZ spokesperson Nkwete Tembwe could not be immediately reached for a comment.