Kaizer Chiefs have announced the departure of assistant coach John Paintsil from the club.

According to a statement released by the club on Thursday, Paintsil signed a termination agreement which came to effect on June 6, 2017.

However, neither party disclosed the terms of the separation agreement as well the reasons behind Paintsil’s departure.

The former Fulham defender had a running contract with Amakhosi until June 2018.

“Kaizer Chiefs and John Paintsil have come to an agreement to terminate his contract as the assistant coach of the club with effect from 6 June 2017. His contract was due to expire in June 2018.

Both parties have signed a separation agreement, the terms of which are confidential,” reads the statement on the Amakhosi website.

“The club thanks John for his contribution and wish him well for his future endeavours,” concluded the statement.

The club will now look to find a suitable replacement to assist coach Steve Komphela before the start of the 2017/18 PSL season.