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SAFA offer Queiroz Bafana job

2014-07-24 10:23
Carlos Queiroz (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Carlos Queiroz is SAFA's first choice to take charge of the national team but the deal could be scuppered due to his wage demands.

According to the Cape Times, Carlos Queiroz will be named as the coach of the South African national team on Saturday if both parties can reach an agreement on his salary package.

The newspaper has been informed by a source inside SAFA that Queiroz has been officially offered the job but money is holding back the confirmation that Queiroz will indeed replace Gordon Igesund as the coach of Bafana Bafana.

Despite reports earlier in the month which stated that the Portuguese coach will sign a new deal with Iran, Queiroz is eager to return to coaching in South Africa.

He has been offered a very lucrative deal to stay on as coach of Iran but will turn it down if SAFA are able to make an improved offer for his services.

Reports suggest that Iran's offer is as much as 150% larger than the offer from SAFA.

Queiroz is hoping that SAFA can meet him half way, in which case Queiroz will accept SAFA's offer to coach the national side.

It is unclear whether SAFA have the financial power to secure Queiroz's services. It may take an offer in the region of R17 million in order for Queiroz to sign on the dotted line.

Gordon Igesund was earning as much as R5 million a year during his time in charge of the national team while Queiroz earned approximately R22 million as the coach of Iran.


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