Steve Komphela mum over Kaizer Chiefs contract talks
Posted: 16 April 2018 Time: 09:11
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela says he is unaware of any contractual discussions with the club, as his focus lies firstly on seeing the current season out.
Komphela is in the final few months of his three-year contract that he signed in July 2015, with speculation on the coach’s future rife following the club’s announcement of scheduled changes in the off-season.
Having failed to deliver the league title during his term, according to a source, it is thought that Chiefs have already decided the former junior international tactician’s fate.
Upon being quizzed over his future at Naturena, Komphela sounded resigned to the possibility of his contract not being renewed despite trying to remain reticent.
“I’m sure from a legal point of view – I’m not a legal guru – any contract with terms that are clear talks to that, and you wouldn’t want to say anything inside or outside that,” responded Komphela.
“A term is a term, and it’s clear – when they say to you, ‘You’re state president, you serve two years’. Not unless you want to change the constitution, but a contract is just clear.
“As professionals, you just have to keep doing your job in a manner that is an opportunity given to you – every second counts.
“When you’re a man of process, you don’t consider your personal stance but you work within a particular system that wants to achieve a particular objective.”
Asked for clarity on whether there have been any negotiations or discussions over a possible extension to his term, Komphela remained tight-lipped in his response.
“I don’t deal with such. One thing with coaches, you try not to deal with such stuff yourself because, in any contractual matter, there’s discussion,” he added.
“Any discussion taking place, there’s a whole lot of others. So, I haven’t received any information from whoever handles my stuff, and I wouldn’t know.
“There are stages when things happen, and they happen sometimes in a way that you know or don’t know. But you have to handle it yourself to understand the detail. I don’t have that detail.”