Gordon Igesund is still waiting to hear back from the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) over the vacant head coach role with the senior national team.
Igesund was interviewed for the post earlier this month and reports out of Zambia suggested he was the leading candidate‚ with some quoting unnamed FAZ sources as saying the job would be offered to the former Bafana Bafana coach.
But there has yet to be any indication of the same to Igesund‚ nor any contract negotiations opened by FAZ.
“As we stand there is no offer on the table‚” Igesund’s agent Mike Makaab said.
“He was interviewed by them [FAZ] and the only feedback we have had to date is that they are considering him.
“But I am hopeful that we will know something more concrete either way by the start of next week.”
Should Igesund get the job it would mean he takes up a post he was first touted for 15 years ago when he was sounded out over a caretaker role with Zambia in 2001.
Other coaches short-listed for the post include former Ghana tactician Goran Stevanovic‚ Frenchman Sebastein Desabre and Swiss national Raoul Savoy.
Igesund has been out of a job since he was axed by SuperSport United in January.
He is one of the most successful coaches in South Africa after winning four league titles with four different sides‚ including unfashionable Manning Rangers and Santos.
He also lifted the league trophy with Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.
The former winger finished runner-up in the league as well with Ajax Cape Town and Moroka Swallows‚ after which he was appointed Bafana coach in 2012 after several near-misses in the past.
He failed to qualify the side for the 2014 Fifa World Cup and also exited from the 2013 African Nations Cup finals at the quarterfinal stage on home soil.
His finest moment with the national team came in a 1-0 friendly win over then world champions Spain.