Cape Town - Golden Arrows are in no hurry to replace coach Serame Letsoaka following his resignation this week and the new man could even be appointed in the new year.
The 52-year-old stunned the high-flying Durbanites by quitting for 'family reasons' on Tuesday, but less than 48 hours later was announced as the new head coach of Bloemfontein Celtic.
His departure is a major loss to Abafana Bes'thende, who he lead for just 10 Premiership games and left them in seventh position.
But media officer and assistant coach, Vusi Vilakazi says they have to find the right man to fill the big void left by Letsoaka and may wait until after their next match against Polokwane City on 19 December before bringing him in.
"We're in no rush to have someone in place by the 19th," he said.
"I think the decision can even wait until after that because we have to find the right person.
"The coach who left us was a great man and he did a great job for us. It will be difficult to replace him, but it's important that we soldier on quickly from here."
Should the appointment be delayed, Vilakazi, the second assistant coach and head coach of the MultiChoice Diski Challenge squad, along with first assistant Abel Makhubele, are expected to step into the hotseat for the clash against Rise and Shine in Chatsworth.
The former Arrows striker also stopped short of mentioning any possible candidates for the post.
"That is up to the boss," he added. "She will sit down and decide who comes in to replace the departed coach."