Kaizer Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung says coach Giovanni Solinas will be given plenty of time to implement his methodology as he did not have the benefit of pre-season training.
Chiefs have started the campaign in a steady fashion although they are yet to register three points after five rounds of matches.
The Glamour Boys reached the semi-finals of the MTN8 but bowed out to SuperSport United who will meet Cape Town City in the final.
Nonetheless, Motaung says he has full confidence in Solinas and added that the Italian will be given the time he needs to bring success.
He said: "It's not a continuation (from last season). You have to bear in mind that the coach came in and didn't have a pre-season with the team.
"So, he just came in and unfortunately the problem we had in August was (that fixtures were) very tight, as you can see we're trying to use the dates as early as we can because there's going to be a congestion as we go forward, especially due to the CAF competitions.
"But I'm not very much concerned at the moment. I mean, the coach needs to be given a chance. He did not start the season like all other coaches that had a pre-season and was able to put their systems in place." -SPORT24