Steve: I'm unemployed as we speak


Steve Komphela has offered an alternative take to the way Premier Soccer League coaches should view their jobs following a spate of sackings this season.

Football is a sport where coaches are only good as their last trophy success and the Golden Arrows coach gave more insight into the pitfalls of being a coach.

Coaches always get sacked when things are not going well, and their futures depend on victories more compared to players. Some say it is the most stressful job to take in football.

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Komphela was asked about his thoughts on the current situation of coaches in the PSL, especially Rhulani Mokwena and Benni McCarthy, and he gave his own understanding of this job called coaching.

"This job comes with pressure and my colleague knows it, he knows that.

"Him and I we always talk lalela ndoda [Listen man] we have to make it to a point that within paying school fees, houses, your bonds and cars, there's no securities in coaching so anybody who goes to coaching and thinking we have a job...

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"We say Mandla we don't have a job, we are looking for a job, currently as we speak, we are unemployed as we speak.

"Anybody who thinks they have an employment in coaching and relaxes ngine spani [I have a job] is the minute you get fired, you get shocked. We don't have a job, we are looking for a job."

Komphela believes as a coach you need to make sure you understand that this job demands one to work extra hard from the day you get a contract, and avoid being comfortable because that can come back to haunt you when things are not going well.

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"When you look for a job you work harder so Mam Mato Madlala must extend your contract or at the end of a term you are buying your contract.

"But some of us instead of buying a contract we sell our contract, so one way to buy a contract is to understand that if you just signed a contract for four years you don't have a job my man, you are looking for another job."