- Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela has compared himself to Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino
- Komphela opened up on his struggles with winning silverware and feels the two English Premier League coaches suffered the same fate for large parts of their career
- The Arrows mentor also touched on his time with Kaizer Chiefs as he explains why he doesn't dwell on cup disappointments
To many, Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela is one of the most astute local coaches in the game.
However, for some reason, Komphela just can't seem to shake the bad luck when it comes to winning silverware.
Although Komphela came close on numerous occasions, his teams have often faltered on the last hurdle.
In this regard, he likened himself to Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp and Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino.
Komphela said, "Well, Jurgen Klopp said it himself that he has been waiting and wishes to thank his family and all those who waited, finally he got it and how long you will wait you never know, but it must not depress you."
Klopp endured his fair share of struggles at former club Borussia Dortmund and experienced heartbreak for the Reds after losing in three successive cup finals.
However, he broke his duck at Anfield in spectacular fashion when Liverpool won the coveted UEFA Champions League at the end of last season.
KickOff.com reported how Komphela reflected on previous occasions when he came close to clinching trophies.
Komphela recalled the disappointment in 2004 when his Manning Rangers side lost in the Absa Cup final to Moroka Swallows.
He also revealed his disbelief when his Kaizer Chiefs team failed to secure the Telkom Knockout Cup.
Komphela doesn't dwell on the cup failures as he strongly feels the process is most important.
He added, "We are people of process and you try to make other people better, unless I'm a selfish person. Selfish people would say I should win finals."
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