Limpopo GladAfrica Championship club Black Leopards have re-appointed Joel Masutha as their head coach.

Masutha was in the books of Pretoria Callies until a few days back when he resigned from his post.

He is now tasked with taking the club out of relegation zone and at least secure a spot in the promotional playoffs at the end of the season.

Masutha addressed the media in Polokwane following his first training session held at Ladanna.

“Its always a good feeling to be back because I am familiar with the surroundings, the management, the chairman, even the players, so it felt good to be back,” he said.

Masutha did not leave the club in the best of terms in 2018 after helping them gain promotion to the DStv Premiership, but the former goalkeeper insists there was never bad blood between him and the club management.

“You know in football you don’t hold grudges or dwell on the past. Also, the main thing is that I grew up at Black Leopards, the Chairman (David Thidiela) is like a father to me and even when we parted ways there was no bitterness between myself and the board.

“So, when I got a call from the chairman it was very easy. Even when I was not part of the club we used to talk and to check up on him so it feels good to be back home,” added Masutha.