Kaizer Chiefs legend Patrick Mabedi will not be appointed head coach on a permanent basis.
This is according to Amakhosi's football manager Bobby Motaung, who insisted that there is no pressure to appoint a new head coach.
The Soweto giants have delayed announcing a new coach and Mabedi remains in charge of the team during their pre-season preparations.
The former Malawi captain has been in charge of the team since April 2018 as a caretaker coach following the departure of Steve Komphela.
Motaung has made it clear that Mabedi will not be considered for the vacant job as the new 2018/19 campaign draws closer.
The Chiefs official remains confident that the club will appoint a new head coach having already missed their initial deadline of appointing a new coach by the beginning of the preseason.
“I have made it clear‚ I don’t want to contradict myself‚ that Chiefs is going to appoint a coach‚” Motaung said when speaking to SowetanLive.
“I have made it clear that Patrick Mabedi is the assistant coach – he’s the caretaker-coach at the moment," he added.
"We’ve got a technical staff that is working with the team," Motaung continued.
“A coach will be appointed in due course. But there’s no pressure – it’s a process," he concluded.
Amakhosi recorded one defeat and two victories under Mabedi's guidance and the team finished third in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).
As a result, the Soweto giants qualified for next season's Caf Confederation Cup which will start in December 2018.
Mabedi is expected to be in charge of Amakhosi when they take part in this weekend's one-day pre-season tournament, Maize Cup in Klerksdorp, North West.
Chiefs will take on ABC Motsepe League side Buya Msuthu in a semi-final match at the James Motlatsi Stadium on Saturday.
The winner is scheduled to face either Free State Stars or Chippa United in the final at the same venue.