Club secretary Mike Fatkin said, "We have spoken to a few people since the Cronje situation fell through and we have been encouraged by the response. It certainly hasn't come across that people are less interested in the position because we went for someone else. I think people realise we are trying to be ambitious - and they applaud that. It was frustrating that Hansie couldn't join us because we felt he was perfect for the job, but we've got to get on with it and ensure that we make the right appointment."
All being well the club will be in a position to name their new coach by Christmas. Mike Fatkin said, "The one saving grace about the last few weeks has been that Hansie came to a decision so soon. It would have been a lot worse if the decision had been made in March. That would have us given very little time to find a coach before the start of next season. But it's only October and we have got four or five months to find the right person. I would hope we would have someone in before Christmas but we'll take as much time as possible to get the right man."