Arendse has taken on the coaching role at Santos during preseason, as they prepare for life in the SAFA Western Cape’s ABC Motsepe League.
The 36-year-old, who has CAF C license, was quick to explain that he was not formally appointed as the team’s head coach.
“It’s not official yet,” said the 18-year veteran, who also represented Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns between his two stints with Santos.
“I’m not the office type, coaching is something that I definitely want to pursue. I’ve been planning it, I’ve already done my D and C license, which is the first two steps. The next one is obviously the B license.
“It’s just another challenge for me, which is something that I like. The office is not for me, I need to be on the field, whether playing or on the sidelines, that’s where I need to be.”
He added: “The body is still feeling good, so you never know; (but) I haven’t made a final decision yet.”