TS Galaxy have announced the appointment of their new head coach Sead Ramovic following the sacking of Owen da Gama earlier in the week.
The German coach Ramovic will take over the reins at Galaxy from da Gama who the club has relieved of his duties.
Ramovic replaces Da Gama at Galaxy
Da Gama was sacked by Galaxy owner Tim Sukazi due to a difficult start to this season’s DStv Premiership campaign. Sukazi will now be hoping that Ramovic will be able to come in and steer the ship for his side.
Sukazi speaks on his new coach
“We are quite delighted to have secured the services of Mr. Sead Ramovic as the Head Coach of TS Galaxy Football Club. I’ve known Sead during his playing days which made his move a seamless transaction,” said Sukazi in a statement released by the club on Friday morning.
Sukazi was quick to boast about the acumen of Ramovic and how advantageous getting a coach of his calibre could be for Galaxy who are in their second DStv Premiership campaign.
“As a young club, we stand to benefit from his experience in top European which includes playing in the German Bundesliga for eight years. He (Ramovic) is on a UEFA Pro License programme which is the highest coaching qualification in the world.” Said the Galaxy owner.
Ramovic is a former professional player himself. The former goalkeeper notably made over 100 appearances in Norway for Tromso. Before then he also turned out for VFL Wolfsburg. He retired in 2014, was assistant coach at Serbian side Novi Pazar from the 2015/16 season until the end of 2020. He is now looking forward to his first head coaching role with Galaxy.
New coach speaks
“I am very honoured to be afforded the opportunity to be the Head Coach of TS Galaxy FC which is an exciting young club with huge potential,” said Ramovic.
“I have fortunately known Mr. Sukazi for many years which made everything to be very easy. I am happy to work with coach Shaun (Bartlett) who is a great legend and I have the greatest respect for him and the entire technical team of the club.
“This is a great challenge given the situation where the club finds itself in but I have no doubt that there is enough talent in the group of players that will see things changing very soon.”
Assistant coach Bartlett will be in charge of Galaxy when they take on Sekhukhune United this weekend, with Ramovic’s first assignment being to watch from the stands.
Watch the new coach speak: