Cape Town - Chippa United coach Clinton Larsen has revealed
he won't look at the contract extension offered to him by the club until his
side are safe from relegation.
Currently, the Chilli Boys are fighting for their lives near
the bottom of the standings in 13th position on 24 points.
They are tied with Baroka in 14th and Free State Stars in
15th though they hold a higher position due to goal-difference.
Meanwhile, Maritzburg United occupy last spot on 20 points
in the Premiership.
Nonetheless, speaking after last Saturday's 1-0 victory over
AmaZulu, Larsen said an offer was on the table to extend his stay with the Port
Elizabeth-based outfit, though he wasn't ready to sign until safety was
He said: "There is a contract on the table, but I need
to first understand the team and focus on the on-field matters, I always sign
short-term deals first before committing, I did that with Arrows.
"We will sit down with the chairman once we are safe in
the league, I've already told him that I'm happy with his support, the response
from the players and the fans of the club so I'm positive.
"Winning all our remaining matches will save us, this
result [against AmaZulu] must be followed by another positive result. We won't
worry about other teams, but I can tell you this relegation zone is going down
to the wire.
"I used the Nedbank Cup to look at the team. When I
joined I wanted to get many games, so we can be able to understand each other
and try different players."