Arthur Zwane has lifted the lid on his sleeping pattern since taking over the Kaizer Chiefs head coach job during the pre-season.
The Chiefs mentor becomes the latest local coach to open up about how he hardly sleeps due to the demands of their job.
In June the former Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane, said coaching Al Ahly was stressful as one hardly got rest due to the pressure.
Zwane has since opened up on how his sleep pattern has changed since taking over as head coach of the club.
“To be a coach, while it is a profession, it’s a lifestyle. Right now [after the SuperSport game on Saturday], I’m going back home; I’m still going to go and analyse the game, watch the game properly.
“Look at it and pay attention to details as to where we can improve in our game. Also, work with the individuals, and work on the corrections to make sure that we improve as a team.
“I might go to bed around 3am in the morning, or around 4am. I must wake up in the morning because we have to do regime.
“I sleep two hours most of the time, if not three hours. But when I get the opportunity to sleep, I do.
“Sometimes you need to sleep properly so that you can think properly.
“It’s our job. Unfortunately, I chose to be a coach. So there is no time to sleep; whether we are winning games or losing, there’s no time to sleep.
“It’s a tough job for coaches because it’s more about results. It’s more about getting the team together, trying to get players to think alike and get that chemistry right, and it all boils down to one thing – you as the coach have to get it right,” Zwane told the media.
Zwane’s tenure has not started brightly, winning three out of eight games. They are ninth after losing thrice and drawing twice.