Dan Malesela (born 27 June 1965) is a renowned soccer manager. The 56-year-old is an influential figure in the South African football arena.[adrotate banner=”3″]
He has been in the Absa Premier League for more than 20 years. He played his part in taking the soccer industry to the level it is today.
He is a mentor to many upcoming and star talents inspiring many players and football clubs. He has coached football clubs and defeated several top clubs like Kaizer Chiefs.
Although he resigned from the football clubs, the contributions he made will never be forgotten.
|Born:||27 June 1965 (age 56)|
|Place of Birth:||South Africa|
|Wife • Spouse:||N/A|
|Children:||Boitumelo • Bokang • Thatego • Katlego (late)|
|Net Worth:||$2 million|
Dan Malesela was born on 27 June 1965 in South Africa. He has been a coach since 2012.
He began his career as a coach of the football team United FC. He managed the club for 17 months (July 2012-December 2013). Malesa moved to Mamelodi Sundown as manager. On July 1, 2015, he was appointed coach of All-Stars left the club on November 26, 2015.
On 3 December 2015, he became the Assistant Manager of Chippa United until 20 March 2016. He was appointed Caretaker Manager of the club on 8 December 2015. He climbed to the position of a manager on 21 March 2016.
Between 21 March 2016 and 1 July 2018, he was hired three times by the club and was sacked the same times. On 3 September 2018, he was appointed the manager of TS Galaxy FC. He stayed as the manager of the club until 20 December 2020.
He returned to Chipper United on 27 December 2020 and managed the club until 4 April 2021. After he left the club, he joined Marumo on 13 November 2021.
During his tenure as the coach of TS Galaxy FC, the football club performed well. He defeated the indomitable team Kaizer Chiefs with a one-nil victory.
He tabled his resignation in February after his former club Chippa United knocked his team out of the Nedbank Cup with a 3-0 defeat.
Dan Malesela is married and has four children. When he is less busy with football activities, he occupies himself with farm work. He keeps goats and chickens on the farm his father left him. The farm is close to Klipvoor Dam in Brits, North West.
He is a proud father of Boitumelo, Bokang, Thatego, and the late Katlego. His son Katlego died in 2019 in Qatar.
Around 2018, reports covered that Dan Malesela is paid a salary of R220,000. At that time, he was named the 9th highest-paid football coach. According to Briefly, he was at the top of the list with a salary range of between R700k to R800k.
He is one of the prominent football managers in South Africa. He shot to fame for leading his team TS Galaxy FC to win the 2018/19 Nedbank Cup with a win over Kaizer Chiefs. Dan Malesela has been estimated to have a net worth of $2 million.