According to the friendly folks at Beeld, suspended Lions coach John Mitchell will finally get his day in court, with his disciplinary hearing scheduled to start this morning.
Mitchell was temporarily relieved of his duties as head coach just under a month ago, following dark mutterings of a player revolt. Union president Kevin de Klerk later came forward to reveal that player unhappiness was only one of the concerns behind the Lions’ decision to suspend their coach, with several other (more serious and far more sinister) issues also on the table. Perhaps, after today, we’ll finally get to hear what those issues actually were.
The Lions are apparently hoping that the matter can be concluded by the end of the week, but Beeld’s Pieter Jordaan goes on speculate that the relationship between the parties is now so irrevocably tainted that it’s unlikely Mitchell could ever continue in his former capacity, even if exonerated of any wrongdoing. What the Lions want, of course, is shot of him so they can get on with finding a new coach in time for the Currie Cup.
In the meanwhile, former Sharks Johan “Ackies” Ackermann will continue to act as head coach.Tweet