Abram Nteo says he is open to joining Chippa United’s coaching staff, providing a proper agreement is reached with Bloemfontein Celtic.
‘Wire’ is currently coaching Siwelele’s MultiChoice Diski Challenge (MDC) side, but has been tipped for a move to Port Elizabeth after Chippa COO Lukhanyo Mzinzi was quoted as saying he would join as an assistant to head coach Rhulani Mokwena.
Nteo says the comments are news to him as no discussions have taken place, but added he would be open to it should an offer come.
“Maybe they’ll contact me after the lockdown, you never know. But honestly, I am surprised to hear people saying I have joined Chippa when Chippa haven’t contacted me,” he told The Sowetan.
“I am still working for Celtic, but my Celtic contract ends at the end of June. I don't know what will happen in future and I am confused because Chippa are also saying in the media that I’m their man, but having not contacted me.”
Nteo added: “I would take the offer if they really make one. It would be a wonderful opportunity to grow as a coach, but things must be done in an appropriate manner with Celtic. I want things to be done in a good way.”
Nteo started his playing career at Bloemfontein Celtic and represented the South African Under-23 side with distinction, playing seven of the 10 qualifying matches en route to the 2000 Olympics, as well as every game in Australia.