Cape Town – Kaizer Chiefs Football Manager Bobby Motaung says that the finalising of a new contract for head coach Steve Komphela is a ‘work in progress’ depending on the progress of the team.
Speaking at a media briefing, Motaung insisted that Komphela still had the backing of the Chiefs hierarchy with the former Maritzburg United coach’s contract expiring at the end of June.
“There is a bright future for Steve. It all though depends on the progress of the team‚” Motaung said.
“We are still giving Steve all the support systems and tools he needs in order to succeed.
“The only problem with such contracts‚ especially with the guys like Steve‚ is that people look at trophies.
“They look at the success story of winning trophies.
“But if you look at the plans we had with him when he started‚ they have been implemented in terms of development.
“He’s bringing together what the club has been developing‚ the Chiefs philosophy and team’s culture.
“But football as it is‚ people judge (coaches) by the results‚ which is a bit of a challenge for us at the moment.
“But for now we are still supporting Steve‚ giving all the tools that he requires in terms of achieving the goals.
“The contract issue is a work in progress.”
Komphela was his usual prophetic self when discussing his contract situation.
“If you are a man of process you should not be expecting the rewards but you work for the system‚” Komphela said.
“I think it is important that when you leave and look back‚ you say ‘goodness me‚ you left something’.
“There are some of us as coaches that when we leave clubs‚ they are in the dustbin.
“If you are man of process sometimes you don’t look at yourself and your benefits. You look at the process.”
Chiefs next face Polokwane City in an Absa Premiership clash at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 20:15.