Chippa announce surprise coaching decision

Premiership

Chippa United have made a surprising decision to place interim coach Kurt Lentjies on special leave.

Lentjies was appointed as interim coach midway through last season after stepping up from a playing role to replace Gavin Hunt.

The former midfielder successfully helped the club avoid relegation to the second division but has now found himself on "special leave" while the club deliberates the appointment of a permanent successor to Hunt.

"This serves to advise that Chippa United Football Club is still in the process of deliberating the vacancy of the head coach position," the club said in a statement on Friday.

"Since the departure of coach Gavin Hunt, the club has not permanently filled the vacancy. During this period, player Kurt Lentjies acted as the interim coach.

"Whilst pondering the way forward on the head coaching position and holding interviews and allowing the process to take place in the fairest manner, the club has taken the decision to place Kurt Lentjies, who naturally has an interest in the matter, on special leave.

"The club will issue a statement upon its decision on the way forward."

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