Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter believes University of Pretoria manager Shaun Bartlett has the potential to become one of the top coaches in the country.
Matsatsantsa needed a penalty shootout to win their Nedbank Cup last-16 clash with AmaTuks after a 3-3 draw at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium on Tuesday.
The former Kaizer Chiefs mentor was left in awe at the level of professionalism and character his counterpart showed on the night, insisting he has no doubt the former Bafana Bafana striker will succeed in his bid to save Tuks from relegation this season.
"Shaun Bartlett is 100% professional man. I can't say a professional player, he is a professional coach now," said Baxter.
"He is a soccer man through and through, has a great background and has a great character to be a coach. He will be one of South Africa's brightest coaches in the future.
"If we keep producing people like Shaun, South African football will develop faster. I think we should look after people like Shaun and give them the head... allow them some time to develop and not lose two games and then sack. This is not the way to develop coaches."
"He can. I think he can. He is developing Tuks. I think they will take a lot of positives from the game (Nedbank Cup). I feel he will take them out of relegation."