Turner: Bite will match roar

Cats CEO Andy Turner has promised that action will back up the tough talk eminating from the Joburg franchise’s management this week, despite keo.co.za learning that coach Frans Ludeke has a five year contract.

Ludeke, whose win record over two seasons stands at 11% and falling, is a dead man walking if certain media reports are to be believed.

This site has learned, however, that he is in possession of a five year deal. Whether performance clauses are attached are a matter of speculation, but CEO Turner was quick to point out to Beeld that a change of coach will not necessarily lead to a change in fortune for the Cats.

“Bok coach Jake White joined us on Sunday and he remarked that the problem with the team was not the coaching,” Turner said.

“We’ve got a syndrome in South Africa to hire and fire. We’ve got to be consistent from the top to the bottom. This should apply to everyone.”

Turner had sterner words for the players of the underperfoming franchises, promising that there would be rapid exits should results continue to disappoint.

“We must make it clear that nobody should fall into a comfort zone. The players will have to face the consequences if they don’t perform,” Turner said, before promising changes for the local derby against the Sharks this weekend.

“There will definitely be changes.

“I can’t say how many changes will be made, but there are players who haven’t pulled their weight. That’s why there’ll be changes, and tactical changes will also take place.”