Cape Town - Shaun Bartlett has rubbished the suggestion that
he was replaced at Golden Arrows because he did not have enough experience.
Read: Bartlett warns Arrows
Serame Letsoaka was appointed as the new coach of Abafana
Bes'thende on Monday leaving Bartlett out of a job.
The ex-Bafana striker slammed the claims that Arrows might
need a more experienced manager saying that his time in the NFD had prepared
him well for the job.
"Believe me, it is much more difficult to coach in the NFD
than the PSL," he told Sport24.
"The PSL is just about managing your players. NFD is about
coaching as well as managing your players. It’s not about experience. That is a
mind-set that we need to get out of as South Africans.
"If you think about European coaches, and I could mention
about four or five, whose first coaching job was a national team job and not
even a club.
"Mark Hughes, Coleman, Klinsman... so experience doesn’t count for anything,” he
When asked what his plans were he said that he was not
rushing into anything but it has been reported that he is interested in taking
over at Maritzburg United after the departure of Steve Komphela.