Cape Town - Former coach Tom Saintfiet says he has no hard feelings towards Free State stars after being sacked by the club on Thursday.
The Belgian, who was relieved of his duties following just 10 games in charge, was gracious as he departed and wished the club all the very best.
“I don’t want to comment too much about the issue, but I loved working with the players, the technical team and the medical team,” he told KickOff.com website.
“We had a good game against Polokwane City and created 12 clear-cut chances in the first half, but at the end of the match the result was shocking.
“It was a mutual decision … the club was in 11th position and the goal was to be in the top 8," he added.
“We were three points behind Wits and Orlando Pirates, who are fighting for the championship, but there was nothing we could do with the result, which was unexpected yesterday.
“The team has good players, there is quality, and I am sure they will continue doing well in the League this season.”
Kinnah Phiri will take over from Saintfiet on a caretaker capacity.