Home » News

The Dog Takes Over The Students | Habas Fired

4 January 2013 The Touchline Expert

Bidvest Wits FC have confirmed that their contract with head coach, Antonio Lopez, has been terminated by mutual consent, with immediate effect. Clive Barker will be taking over the reigns at the club.

Bidvest Wits FC Chief Executive Officer, Jose Ferreira, stated: “Antonio Lopez has requested that, due to personal and private reasons, he be released from his contract, due to expire at the end of the season. We have acceded to his request and we are in the process of finalising the necessary paperwork in this regard. Antonio Lopez has been an exemplary professional and we wish him the very best in his future endeavours.”

Bidvest Wits FC confirm further that they have appointed Clive Barker as their head coach until the end of the 2012/2013 season. He will be assisted by Andre Arendse as assistant coach, which duties he will fulfill together with his existing duties as goalkeeper coach. Bidvest Wits FC resumed training this morning and Andre Arendse will also be responsible for the team until Clive Barker officially commences his duties with effect from Monday, 7 January 2013.

“Clive Barker is one of the most experienced coaches in South African football and we believe that in Clive we have a coach with the pedigree to come in at this stage of the season and help the club deliver on its objectives for the season” stated Jose Ferreira.