New assistant coach at AmaZulu, Delron Buckley, believes the club does not belong in the National First Division and hopes to help Usuthu reclaim their elite division status.
AmaZulu recently appointed the former Bafana Bafana midfielder as assistant coach to Steve Barker.
“It’s a great honour to be assistant coach alongside Steve Barker,” Buckley told the club’s official website.
“I have wanted to be with AmaZulu for a long time. I tried in 2012 but it didn’t happen and that’s why I went to play at Maritzburg United instead.
“I tried again in 2013 and the deal didn’t work out. But things happen in threes sometimes. I applied for the assistant coach job and things happened this time.
“I hope to help AmaZulu get promotion back into the PSL top-flight because I believe it is a team and club that belongs in the PSL.”
Buckley, 38, represented Bafana Bafana 73 times in his career and was part of South Africa’s squads at the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, 2000 Summer Olympics, as well as 2002 and 2004 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.
He spent the majority of his club career in Germany, having signed for VfL Bochum when he was just 17 years of age. Buckley played for Bochum, Arminia Bielefeld, Borussia Dortmund, Maiz 05 and Karlsruher FC in Germany, as well as FC Basel in Switzerland and Anorthosis Famagusta in Cyprus.
Last year he attended an international coaching course run by the DFB (the German football association).Share