Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs outcast Siyanda Xulu will leave the Absa Premiership club at the end of the season if Steve Komphela remains at the helm.
The South Africa international was widely regarded as one of the country's finest exports when he left Mamelodi Sundowns in 2012 for Russian side FC Rostov.
But after making just 34 appearances in three seasons, the towering defender decided to return to Naturena, although he has managed only 513 minutes in the top flight under Komphela over the past two seasons.
"It's now obvious that Siyanda won't play at Chiefs for as long as Komphela is still there. Now, if Chiefs retain Komphela, then the player will leave," Xulu's agent, Paul Mitchell, told Isolezwe.
"But if Komphela leaves then the player will stay and fight for the jersey under a new coach. So, everything depends on whether Komphela stays or goes at the end of the season at Chiefs.
"The situation the player is faced with isn't easy. Siyanda is earning good money at Chiefs and he's still contracted for the next three years. That makes it difficult to sell him.
"It's also not easy for him to take a pay cut, but because he's not playing, we may be forced to accept a pay cut so that he can move where he would get the chance to play. We're monitoring his situation."