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Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela attracts interest from overseas

5:15 PM GMT 06/06/2018
Steve Komphela, Kaizer Chiefs, April 2018
Komphela might have tasted little success with Chiefs in the last three years, but he's still a wanted man both locally and abroad

Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has attracted interest both locally and abroad, that's according to his manager, Tim Sukazi. 

Speaking to Independent Media, Sukazi revealed that they haven't opened up official talks with any of the teams that have shown interest in Komphela's services.  

"There's interest in Steve's services but we haven't opened up official talks with those teams that inquired about his services," Sukazi told IOL.  

Sukazi refused to disclose the names of the clubs keen on the 50-year-old's services, but he confirmed that there are local and overseas clubs that have contacted him.  

"At this stage, I can't reveal the names of the clubs who have inquiried about him. I have inquiries locally and there's one team overseas," he said. 

Komphela has been jobless since leaving Amakhosi in April this year following their Nedbank Cup semi-final loss to Free State Stars at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

He was previously linked with a possible move to SuperSport United, but the Tshwane giants appear to have pulled out of the race for the mentor's signature. 

Matsatsantsa are eyeing Orlando Pirates assistant coach Rulani Mokwena for the head coaching job next season, and if they eventually get their man, Komphela would have to look elsewhere. 

Komphela recently confirmed that he will make his return to football in the near future, but he refused to reveal his next possible destination. 

His three-year stint at Chiefs hasn't demoralized his potential suitors, and if all goes according to plan, the Kroonstad-born mentor will be with a new team next season.  

Komphela is still waiting for his first piece of major silverware on the domestic front as head coach.