SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo is in no hurry to sign a new contract with his focus on helping the team succeed this season.
The 49-year-old mentor was offered a new three-year contract with his current deal at the club set to expire next week.
However, Tembo refused to sign a new deal as he is aiming to finish the current season on a high.
‘The moment you make it about you, the team will fail to reach its objectives. For me, the players and team come first. We still have a season to complete and my focus is there now, not on the new deal,’ Tembo the Daily Sun.
‘My biggest focus is to unearth young players and introduce them to the first team,” he said.
‘Giving them opportunities to play in the first team is what matters to me. When I took over this team, we were two points above the relegation zone and ended up finishing in seventh place. We won the MTN8 trophy this season and lost it in the final the previous season.
‘In the 2018-19 season we secured sixth place and for that reason, I don’t want to be distracted by worrying about signing the new contract. It’s there I will sign it at the end of the season. For now, I want to focus on doing a good job as coaches are judged by results and not by the length of their contract.’
Matsatsantsa chief executive Stan Matthews stressed the importance of Tembo by confirming the coach’s a future at the club.
‘There is no question about whether we are keeping him or not. We’ve invested a lot of time and effort in him,’ said Matthews.
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