December 6, 2021

Former South African champions Cape Town Spurs appoint Heric as new head coach

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The well-travelled tactician has returned to the Mother City outfit having served as the club’s reserve team coach between 2015 and 2017

Cape Town Spurs have announced Vladislav Heric as their new head coach.

This comes after Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam sold their 51% share in Ajax Cape Town at the end 2019/20 season. 

The Western Cape club has since been rebranded and renamed Cape Town Spurs, pending Premier Soccer League approval. 

Spurs have now appointed Heric as their new mentor as they prepare for the upcoming season in the National First Division (NFD).

โ€œCape Town Spurs have appointed Vladislav Heric as Head Coach,” a club statement read.

“Head coach, announced! Join us in welcoming Vladislav Heriฤ‡ back to Ikamva. We move.”

The Serbian tactician has filled the void left by local coach Calvin Marlin, who had guided Ajax to a second spot finish in the NFD the recent campaign.

Marlin had taken charge of the team in January 2020 following the sudden departure of Dutch coach Andries Ulderink.

The Urban Warriors’ unsuccessful attempt for promotion has since seen Ajax Amsterdam end their 21-year partnership with the Mother City side.

The club will now be known as Cape Town Spurs with the Western Cape giants having been reborn.

Spurs were one of the top clubs in South African football in the ’90s as they challenged for major trophies.

Nicknamed the Eagles, Spurs clinched the 1995 National Soccer League (NSL) title as they beat Gauteng giants Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates to the coveted trophy.

The NSL then merged with PSL in 1996 and the Eagles then continued to campaign in the elite league in the next four years.

Spurs were amalgamated with fellow Mother City side Seven Stars to form Ajax Cape Town in 1999.