Why Bosso chose Harrison


© HIGHLANDERS chairperson Kenneth Mhlophe said they settled for Englishman Mark Harrison as their new technical manager because he is the ideal candidate to suit the Bosso philosophy.


Harrison, who signed his contract on Monday night in his native Derby, comes in to replace Dutchman Hendrikus Pieter de Jongh.
The 59-year-old will only begin his new role once his work permit is granted by the Zimbabwe Immigration officials.

“I am glad to announce that the club has agreed terms with Mark Harrison to fill the position that has been existing in our technical team,” Mhlophe said yesterday.

“Considering our philosophy as a club, and his style of football, he emerged as the best institutional fit candidate to take up the huge responsibility.”

Harrison’s previous stints in Zimbabwe were with CAPS United in 2015 before returning to take up a technical director role with Harare City in June 2017.

He was then thrust into the dugout at the start of the 2018 season after the Sunshine Boys sacked Philani “Beefy” Ncube.

Harrison’s time with the Sunshine Boys came to an end mid last year after he returned to England due to personal issues.
In an interview with the Daily News from his Derby base on Tuesday, Harrison is looking forward to the new role.

His immediate focus is ensuring Bosso, whose last league title came in 2006, regain their status as domestic giants that can compete for trophies on all fronts.  

“I’m not going to put my neck on the wall to say we will win the championship but obviously what I can promise is that we will be able to compete with anyone,” Harrison said.

“My philosophy remains the same, I want to play an attractive and entertaining brand of football. I prefer beautiful football. I want my players to know that they can go out there and express themselves and become stars.”


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