Black Leopards interim head coach Alan Clark admits that taking the job was a huge risk to him as much as it was a risk for the team to appoint him.
Clark has been tasked with taking the team out of the relegation zone with 10 matches remaining in the Absa Premiership.
Leopards management are hard to please and have a history and reputation of changing coaches if the results are not forthcoming.
“You know a lot of people told me that the Chairman (David Thidiela) took a risk with me but in one moment as a young coach I also took a risk because the team is not in a good place,” said Clark.
“Not many young coaches will be brave enough to take a position like this and say, ‘it’s fine I can save the team’ but I have had to stand up and take the responsibility so I also took a risk and t0 start with a (2-1) win (over Stellenbosch) was fantastic.”
The former SuperSport United assistant coach says he also hopes he made his former head coach at Leopards and close friend Cavin Johnson proud with the results.
“I hope I did, I will speak to him after the game, I would like to think that I did and it would make me very proud if I did make him very proud,” concluded Clark.
Leopards will travel to Johannesburg to play against Bidvest Wits on Thursday in an Absa Premiership clash.
By Ofhani Munyai