Manqoba Mngqithi has been linked with a move to Kaizer Chiefs but is yet to be approached by the DStv Premiership side, says Mike Makaab.

The Mamelodi Sundowns coach is rumoured to be heading a short-list of candidates to take over at Naturena next season.

Amakhosi management have already outlined their plans to install a new technical team to take over from interim boss Cavin Johnson but talks are seemingly yet to take place with Mngqithi, whose current contract is set to expire at the end of the season.

Mngqithi has spent the past 11 years with Sundowns and last season was co-coach alongside Rulani Mokwena and Steve Komphela.

This season he has taken up a senior coach role, but may well be ready to take up on his own at Chiefs.

Makaab said on Gagasi FM: “I have heard a lot of rumours expressing about interest [from Kaizer Chiefs] but I can tell you as I am sitting here, we have not had a formal approach from Kaizer Chiefs for Manqoba.”

The football agent also explained that his client is not actively seeking a move away from Sundowns.

“We are still in discussions with Mamelodi Sundowns, Manqoba is committed to the club. If the club is keen on retaining his services, which I believe there is a big chance of that happening, then Manqoba will stay at Mamelodi Sundowns,” explained Makaab.

“What I did agree with the club is that we would only discuss this after the semi-final of the Nedbank Cup, so it is my intention to meet with the club this week, my intention to meet with Manqoba this week as well and hopefully more clarity and finality will be on the cards during the course of next week.”