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Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United finally approach Luc Eymael

5:15 PM MYT 18/06/2018
Free State Stars Luc Eymael, May 2018
In an exclusive interview with Goal, Eymael disclosed that he has been contacted by both Matsatsantsa and Amakhosi

Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael has confirmed that he was officially approached by both SuperSport United and Kaizer Chiefs last month. 

However, the Belgian mentor said nothing is complete as his agent, Mike Makaab is currently handling all his contractual affairs.

Eymael is still contacted to Ea Lla Koto for another season, and he again reiterated that he would gladly return to the Bethlehem-based side if nothing happens during the course of this week.  

“Yes, they approached me three or four weeks ago but until now, nothing is complete, and like I told them and my agent, if nothing is not worked out during the course of this week, I will go back to Free State Stars… it is that simple,” Eymael told Goal

Eymael warned his suitors that they will have to buy him out of his contract with Free State Stars. 

He said he's still happy at the Free State outfit, and again said he won't mind returning to the club to honour his contract should nothing materialize this week.   

“I am still contracted to Free State Stars for one [more] year. Anyone willing to take me out must buy [me] out of the contract and if it doesn’t happen I will go back to Free State Stars because I am happy there. If they (Chiefs and SuperSport) are serious, they should do this before end of this week, otherwise, I am happy to return to Free State Stars as I promised them,” concluded Eymael. 

Both Matsatsantsa and Amakhosi don't have head coaches following the departures of Eric Tinkler and Steve Komphela respectively. 

Tinkler resigned as the team struggled to get off the bottom of the PSL table, while Komphela quit his job following Chiefs' 2-0 loss to Free State Stars in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals in April.

SuperSport were heavily linked with Orlando Pirates assistant coach Rulani Mokwena, but the Soweto giants appear reluctant to release the 32-year-old mentor. 

Chiefs on the other hand, have missed out on several of their high-profile targets, including Mick McCarthy, Patrice Carteron, and Nikola Kavazovic among other coaches. 

Nonetheless, former Ghana national team coach Avram Grant appears to still be in the running for the vacant position at the Naturena-based outfit.