Following the departure of head coach Steve Komphela at the helm, the Belgium has been touted as one of the favourites for the vacant job. But according to a source close to Isolezwe, Amakhosi could be beaten to Eymael’s signature by Tshwane rivals SuperSport United.
Matsatsantsa have been without a coach ever since Eric Tinkler parted ways with the club earlier in the year following a disappointing run of results. Assistant coach Kaitano Tembo has been steering the ship and while there has been talk about him getting the job on a permanent basis, Eymael has been deemed as the frontrunner for the job.
“SuperSport are favourites to get Luc Eymael at the moment among all the teams that are interested,” a source told local publication Isolezwe.
The 58-year-old is arguably one of the Premier Soccer League’s (PSL) most sought after coaches after his impressive work with Free State Stars this season. Ea Lla Koto are currently in fifth place on the table, three points behind the struggling Kaizer Chiefs, but most notably they have been on an impressive run in the Nedbank Cup which saw them book their place in the final following victory over Chiefs.
While reports have heavily linked Eymael with one of South African football’s most illustrious jobs, according to the source, Chiefs are yet to make a formal offer.
“Chiefs has contacted Free State Stars, but they never made an offer or discuss the possibility of the coach moving,” he added.
“His contract has a buyout clause, and a team that wants him could pay the fee so that he leaves Stars,” the source concluded.
Eymael was most recently in charge as Stars locked horns with Matsatsantsa on Wednesday evening, and he could do nothing but watch on as his side were edged out by the Tshwane-based outfit, earning a valuable three points in their fight for PSL survival.