Golden Arrows head coach, Clinton Larsen, is expected to sign a new contract with Abafana Bes’thende today, SunSport can reveal.
Chairwoman Mato Madlala will meet with Larsen’s agent for contractual negotiations in their effort to keep the coach at Lamontville for longer.
Madlala has assured the former Bloemfontein Celtic coach that she will retain his services after an impressive stay since taking over from Serame Letsoaka, who moved on to Phunya Sele Sele – a move described by many as a swap deal.
“My future with the club will be sorted out on Thursday (today),” Larsen said.
“My agent and the chairwoman will put pen to paper then and planning for next season has already started on my side.”
After guiding the rookies to an impressive ninth position in the Absa Premiership table, former Orlando Pirates midfielder Larsen looks set to sign a two-year deal with an option to renew.
He joined the KZN based outfit 10 games into the season and narrowly missed out on a top eight finish on the last day of the season.
Expectations are that when Arrows players resume training on 27 June after an off-season break, Larsen will be the happier of the lot.
He wants to start early because they plan on bringing in a couple of new players.
He said it was not easy to join a team midway through the season after people had written off Arrows as relegation candidates.
“Now I have two months to prepare the team. I want to prepare them in my own way.”
Larsen, who wants a solid start to the new season, emphasised that he was working with a young squad and revealed that he had learnt a couple of lessons in his maiden season with them.
His target is to help the team finish in the top eight.