Kaitano Tembo yet to throw his hat into the mix for the permanent SuperSport United head coaching role

Matsatsantsa's caretaker coach wants some time before making a decision on whether or not he wants the top job on a permanent basis

SuperSport United caretaker coach Kaitano Tembo admits that he is yet to throw his hat into the mix for the permanent head coaching job.

Following the departure of Eric Tinkler after a string of poor results, the long-serving Tembo was appointed to the hot seat until the end of the season.

However, in the weeks that have past, Tembo has somewhat steadied the ship at the Tshwane-based outfit, most recently guaranteeing Matsatsantsa’s safety in the South African top flight for another season.

This has subsequently led to much speculation surrounding his willingness to take over the job on a permanent basis.

“I don’t think it is the right time for me to be speaking about my interest in taking over the club because I need to think about it‚" Tembo was quoted as saying by SowetanLive.

"It has been a stressful past few weeks in charge of this team and the time is not right at the moment,” he added.

“I have been in charge for seven games and I have to provide reports of the games that I have been in charge of,” he reflected.

"What is important is the club and when they said to me 'jump in and help' (I did). I didn’t apply (for the job),” Tembo revealed.

It has certainly been a disappointing season for SuperSport, whose recent win over Baroka FC propelled them into 11th place as they brought their campaign to a close.

"We need time to go through the processes before people can start throwing names around,” he said.

"I have been here for a long time and I know the culture of the team. Success of this club is not about an individual and we need to continue doing that,” he continued.

“We have a long break of about two months until we come back in August‚ it is enough time for us to sit down and map the way forward,” he explained.

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"We need give ourselves a little bit of time and look back and take a proper look before we make decisions,” the Zimbabwean said.  

"We need to do a proper post-mortem because we don’t want to repeat this in the following seasons‚ this is not where the club must be,” he expressed.


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