The sacking of former national team head coach Yohannes Sahle from would be strong title contenders Dedebit FC followed by the not yet official kicking out of Arbaminch’s Paulos Alemayehu just four matches into the new Premier League season indicates that hard times are ahead for coaches this season. Ethiopia Bunna’s head coach is expected to be the next head to roll. Arguably the most popular side in the country Ethiopia Bunna’s supporters are said to be running out of patience with the Serbian head coach and don’t understand why he is supposedly better than an Ethiopian coach, given their record. Rumor has it that if Bunna does not win its next two games, he will be gone. Rumors are also flying that Ethiopia NegedBank, which sits 15th in the table with just two points from four matches may soon sack their head coach Tsegaye K/Mariam’s. He is in his fourth season and there has been a lot of turnover at the club. The big bosses are said to be fed up with lame excuses from Tsegaye. “This time around there are a dozen young talents from the ranks. Patience is running out thus the head coach is in at a dangerous cross roads,” remarked a former player from NegedBank.
Ethio-Electric appears to have build a good team. They are led by two big name players (Mulualem Tilahun and Dawit Estifanos) that do not have impressive discipline records and three foreign players. However, with just three points from four matches pressure is building over head coach Berhanu Bayu who led the team to the City Cup championship. This season has been below expectations, however. “He will be out soon and Gebremedin Haile is the favorite to succeed him,” an insider suggested. It looks like a long season for coaches.