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Jonty Mark
Football Editor
2 minute read
1 Oct 2021
8:47 am

Galaxy appoint new head coach following Da Gama exit

Jonty Mark

'He is on a UEFA Pro License programme which is the highest coaching qualification in the world,' said Galaxy owner Tim Sukazi on the new man.

Sead Ramovic is the new TS Galaxy head coach. Picture: TS Galaxy

TS Galaxy have announced that they have hired German Sead Ramovic as their new head coach.

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The former goalkeeper and Galaxy owner Tim Sukazi both cited a long-standing acquaintance as a key reason behind Ramovic’s move to the Mpumalanga side.

“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.

“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 is on a UEFA Pro License programme which is the highest coaching qualification in the world.”

Ramovic, born in Stuttgart, played for VFL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, and also made over 100 appearances in Norway for Tromso. He retired in 2014, was assistant coach at Serbian side Novi Pazar from the 2015/16 season until the end of 2020.

“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.”

Ramovic will be in the stands for this weekend’s game against Sekhukhune United, with Shaun Bartlett continuing to lead from the touchline, following Da Gama’s departure.