TS Galaxy owner Tim Sukazi says he opted for former boss Dan Malesela rather than retain Owen da Gama in order to "hit the ground running".
Galaxy bought the Premiership status of Highlands Park and will compete in the South African top-flight next season.
Malesela was previously at the helm of the club in the GladAfrica Championship, making him the ideal person to take the club forward, says Sukazi.
He was reported in the SowetanLIVE as saying: "When this situation arose, the choices were always going to be between Owen and maybe another coach for reasons that could be justifiable in our own right.
"So, we looked at the situation and we said we have to combine two teams and we will be in a better place perhaps with a coach that understands the environment more than the coach who understands the assets that we are acquiring.
"We wouldn't have the luxury between the time of that approval and the first game of the league.
"So, you need a coach who could hit the ground running and understand TS Galaxy, because your success will be based on that."
- TEAMtalk media