Mighty Wanderers have changed their tune on the issue of coaches. They say their focus now is to give caretaker coach Felix Fosiko and his assistant Albert Mpinganjira a chance.
This development comes in the wake of the Nomadsâ€™ move to offer Azam Tigers mentor Leo Mpulula the coaching job last week.
But the clubâ€™s general secretary David Kanyenda on Sunday said Fosiko and Mpinganjira have the teamâ€™s support and might be offered the jobs on permanent basis if they impress in the next three games.
â€œWe are looking at the next three matches and we are unlikely to hire another coach before the end of the first round.
â€œIf anything, we have confidence in the technical panel that we have and we expect them to deliver. The question of hiring another coach is secondary. Our immediate target is to support Fosiko and Albert before we invest so much time in the likes of Leo and others,â€ said Kanyenda.
The Nomads technical committee head also said the talk about engaging another coach has the potential to distract the caretaker coaches.
â€œIt also unsettles the players,â€ he said.
Mpulula at the weekend could not be drawn to comment on his future.
â€œAs of now I am coach for Azam Tigers and my task is to sort the problems in the team. So, I cannot comment on whether I will accept Wanderersâ€™ offer or not,â€ said Mpulula.
Apart from Mpulula, the other names that have been thrown into the fray for consideration include the clubâ€™s legends Yasin â€˜Titchâ€™ Osman, Jack â€˜Africaâ€™ Chamangwana and Bvumbwe Research coach Bob Mpinganjira.