Pablo Franco: Simba SC appoint former Real Madrid assistant coach as Da Rosa's successor

 Wekundu wa Msimbazi parted ways with the former tactician after failing to make progress in the Caf Champions League

Tanzania Premier League champions Simba SC have appointed former Real Madrid assistant manager Pablo Franco as a replacement for Didier Gomes Da Rosa.

Franco, 41, takes over Wekundu wa Msimbazi, who parted ways with Da Rosa two weeks ago after they were eliminated from the Caf Champions League by Jwaneng Galaxy of Botswana.

Believer in tiki-taka

"Simba hope that Pablo [Franco], who is a staunch believer in the attacking football playstyle and tiki-taka, will succeed," the club announced after the appointment.

Goal understands that the Spaniard was lured to the East African side by perks promised by the Dar es Salaam based club. In their offer, $14,000 was agreed as the salary for the new coach, who would also enjoy $10,000 should he help the outfit retain the Premier League table.


Should Franco lead Wekundu wa Msimbazi to the quarter-finals of the Confederation Cup, he will pocket $10,000, whereas reaching the semi-finals of the competition will come with $20,000.


Simba, who will face Zambian Super League side Red Arrows in the play-offs of the Confederation Cup, further promised the former Illescas coach $30,000 should he guide his new club to the final of the continental competition.