Golden Arrows have confirmed Steve Komphela as their new coach, officially naming him as the replacement for Clinton Larsen.
The Siya crew reported this morning that Komphela had quit his post at Bloemfontein Celtic for “professional reasons” and immediately linked him with a switch to the KwaZulu-Natal club.
It is believed that Arrows have offered Komphela a three-and-a-half-year contract, although the club did not confirm the length in their statement.
Larsen, meanwhile, parted ways with Arrows yesterday afternoon – the club insisting that his departure was the best thing for both parties following a slump which led to the coach managing just two wins in 16 matches.
Arrows confirmed the new coach’s arrival on Twitter with a picture of Komphela meeting the players at this afternoon’s training session.
“Get your dictionaries out!! Class is in session. We can confirm that we have appointed Steve Komphela as our new head coach. We welcome him and look forward to the remainder of the season,” Arrows tweeted.
Arrows are currently in 11th place on the Absa Premiership log table at the halfway mark of the 2017/18 campaign and are just five points ahead of bottom dwellers Maritzburg United, who also announced the departure of Fadlu Davids this week and hired Muhsin Ertugral this morning on a two-and-a-half-year deal.