No hard feelings for outgoing Heric

The outgoing Chippa United coach will not stay on with the Phillipi-based side.

Chippa United will play in the Premier Soccer League next season after winning the National First Division. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - Chippa United coach Vladislav Heric on Thursday told EWN Sport there are no hard feelings between himself and the club.

The coach will not stay on with the Phillipi-based side.

This despite guiding his side to the promised land of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) through winning the National First Division (NFD).

Reports suggest Heric is in talks with Maritzburg United's Steve Komphela about possibly taking over.

Heric, who has only been in the Chippa hotseat since January 2014, says he isn't mad at anyone.

"I'm a little bit disappointed but I'm not cross at anyone. There's no bad blood between the two parties. I respect the decision of Chippa United and life goes on."

Heric says hiring and firing is all part of being a coach.

"If you want to work as a coach, you must be ready for such things. But it always comes as a surprise, especially if you do a good job. As a coach, you must know that today you can be a hero and tomorrow you can be zero."

Heric has coached the likes of Polokwane City, Black Leopards, FC Cape Town and Bay United.

He says he is disappointed to miss out on an opportunity to coach in the PSL.

"I don't know what else I must do in this country. I've been here for 10 years already and I deserve my chance in the PSL. Wherever I have worked, I have done my job."