Absa Premiership

Bartlett: Difficult to coach in the NFD

2015-06-18 10:43
Shaun Bartlett (Gallo Images)

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 insisted.

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.

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