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Bobby Motaung: Kaizer Chiefs are not under pressure to name a new coach

14:32 GMT+3 09/07/2018
Bobby Motaung of Kaizer Chiefs
The Amakhosi official explained that they are not rushing into finding a new coach

Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung has urged the club supporters to remain calm as the search for a new head coach continues.

It is three months since Steve Komphela resigned as Amakhosi coach amid calls for him to step down, having failed to win a major trophy during spell with the club.

Several European tacticians have been linked with the Chiefs coaching job since the South African mentor's departure, but the club missed out on its targets.

Frenchman Patrice Carteron, Israeli trainer Avram Grant and Belgian tactician Luc Eymael were all linked with the Soweto giants.

Recent reports have indicated that South Africa head coach Stuart Baxter will replace Komphela ahead of the 2018/19 season.

However, the British coach, who was in charge of Amakhosi between 2012 and 2015, is still tied down to a five-year deal with the South African Football Association (Safa) which he signed last year.

Whoever will be announced as the new Chiefs gaffer looks set to miss out on pre-season as club legends Patrick Mabedi and Arthur Zwane have been charged with sharpening the squad up ahead of the new season. 

Chiefs fans have grown frustrated with Amakhosi management, who are delaying the announcement of a new coach with less than a month left before the new season starts.

“People must calm down on matters regarding the coach,” Motaung told Isolezwe. 

“At Kaizer Chiefs, we do everything carefully and with procedure," he continued. 

The Amakhosi club official insisted that they are not feeling any pressure from the media and fans. 

"We will announce a new coach at the right time as we always say we are not in a hurry and we are under no pressure,” he concluded. 

Chiefs are set to take part in a pre-season competition, Maize Cup, in Klerksdorp, North West on Saturday. 

The one-day tournament will be played at the James Motlatsi Stadium.