POLOKWANE City chief operations officer, Tincy Tema, said their fans should not worry about Rise and Shine taking their time to appoint new coach.

Tema said City might have a new mentor by next week.

The Limpopo-based side are without a coach since Clinton Larsen parted ways with them after they were relegated to the GladAfrica Championship at the end of last season.

“You know, we are still shocked about being relegated to the Championship,” said Tema.

“We are not going to rush to make decisions which might cost us in the future.

“We want to take time when it comes to making a decision on the new coach.

“There are many coaches who have applied for our coaching job, but we need to appoint the right candidate.”

“Our aim is to return to the top flight as soon as possible. And to do that you need good planning. But I think next week we might be able to tell you who will be our coach.”

Tema also revealed that they have not received offers for the likes of Cyril Chibwe, Charlton Mashumba, Walter Musona, Salulani Phiri, Nicholas Motloung, Mohammed Anas, Mpho Mvelase, Sibusiso Hlubi, Lesiba Nku and Puleng Tlolane, who are still with the team.

“They are still with us but as we said before, we are not going to stop them if they want to leave,” said Tema.

“We are willing to listen to offers from any team that wants our players.”

Some of the players who have already left City are George Chigova, Ayanda Nkili and Jabu Maluleke.