Azam Tigers FC have expressed interest to renew coach Leo Mpulula’s contract due to expire in two weeks.
The team’s technical director Robin Alufandika said on Thursday that management will soon engage the coach over extending his stay at the club.
“We have had a good relationship with Leo [Mpulula] and he has done well for the club. We would like him to stay, but that will depend on the negotiations with the executive committee led by our general secretary Geoffrey Kachale.
“I believe he has enjoyed his stay at the club and he will be interested to continue with us,” said Alufandika.
Mpulula signed a two-year contract with Tigers in 2011 from Blantyre United
having refused offers from Wanderers, Bullets FC and Escom United. Last year, he also had an offer to join Civo, but he stayed put.
Last season, Mpulula saved Tigers from relegation before overhauling the team at the beginning of the season. He dismissed some veteran players and recruited youngsters from lower leagues.
Despite not winning anything this season, the new team is blending well and promises to be a force to reckon with next season.
They are currently on eight position, with three games to go, but Alufandika hopes they will finish in the top five.