Absa Premiership

SuperSport rule out Tembo exit

2020-04-09 11:24
Kaitano Tembo
Kaitano Tembo (Supplied)

SuperSport United chief executive Stanley Matthews says coach Kaitano Tembo is part of the club's long-term plans.

The 49-year-old Zimbabwean took over the reigns from Eric Tinkler during the 2017/18 season.

He has long held the assistant role at the club following his transition from no-nonsense defender to head coach.

Despite his current deal set to expire at the end of the 2019/20 Premier Soccer League campaign, Matthews says his top man is 'going nowhere'.

SuperSport have already claimed silverware in the MTN8 title this season, while they entered the enforced break in third place on the PSL standings.

Speaking to theDaily Sun, Matthews said: "I just want to set the record straight and put the matter of our head coach to bed.

"Tembo is going nowhere, and his contract will be renewed at the end of the season.

"How do you keep someone at the club for 20 years and discard them just like that? The man has shown loyalty in all these years at this club for goodness sake."

He added: "We want to groom Tembo. He has done well by introducing young players, not many coaches in the PSL would do that. The man clearly loves this club and he knows it inside and out."

- TEAMtalk media


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