Dan Malesela has returned to Marumo Gallants just days after stepping down as co-coach at Royal AM.
Malesela left Gallants at the end of last season following the expiration of his contract with Bahlabane Ba Ntwa. His departure came as a bit of a surprise considering he had led the club to safety and the Nedbank Cup final.
The 57-year-old joined Royal AM at the start of the 2022/23 DStv Premiership season as co-coach to Khabo Zondo and Abram Nteo.
Last week, rumors swirled that he was leaving Thwihli Thwahla and Gallants have now announced that Malesela will replace Romain Folz, who recently left the club.
“Coach Dan Malesela has been appointed to lead Marumo Gallants FC as the club’s head coach. His appointment follows the resignation of French-Moroccan coach Romain Folz earlier this month,” reads- on in a statement from Gallants.
“The role is familiar to Malesela. He led the Gallants as head coach before his contract expired earlier this year. Coach Malesela will officially take the reins from today [Tuesday].”
Gallants chairman Abram Sello said: “It was fortunate that Dan Malesela was a free agent at the same time that we as Gallants were looking for a new head coach.
“After some discussion the decision was made to welcome him back to the Marumo Gallants family. We look forward to the next games with great anticipation and a positive outlook.