Cape Town - Former Maritzburg United coach Mandla Ncikazi says that he would've liked more time to turn things around at the club but has no hard feelings after being sacked.
Ncikazi was fired just four matches into the new season, with Maritzburg sitting rock bottom in the Preafter only picking up one point so far.
A teacher by profession, Ncikazi told KickOff: "As a boss, having seen the team play games without a single win, you can understand [the decision to sack me]. But as a coach, I thought there would be a little bit of patience.
"But still I don't have hard feelings at all. In fact, I am grateful to the club boss for giving me the opportunity to coach a Premiership team for the first time as a head coach.
"I am grateful to the fans of Maritzburg United, they never pelted me with stones even when we lost games but always came to the stadium to support the team. The players supported me from day one until left the club."
Asked if he would be open to offers from other clubs around the country, Ncikazi said he would like to remain in the football fraternity.
He said: "I want to remain in football whether in the PSL or NFD, as long as my input will be valued."