Cape Town - Former Bafana Bafana striker Shaun Bartlett
admits "it's a good feeling to be back" at Kaizer Chiefs, after being
appointed as assistant coach to Ernst Middendorp.
Having donned the famous colours of Amakhosi between 2006
and 2008, Bartlett went on to represent Bloemfontein Celtic in 2008 before
making the decision to hang up his boots for good.
The 46-year-old then transitioned to coaching, accepting the
role of assistant manager at Golden Arrows in 2012, where he remained until
More recently, though, Bartlett coached the University of
Pretoria, and was also assistant to Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter.
Speaking to the club's official website, Bartlett revealed:
"It's a good feeling to be back.
"I was previously part of the club's structures as a
player and this time I am a member of the technical team. That's a huge
He continued: "Coming back from Europe to South Africa,
I expected that the training methods would be different.
"However, that was not the case, Middendorp's sessions
were very similar to those I had experienced in England and also in
Switzerland, when I played for FC Zürich.
"Middendorp is a very structured and organised coach.
It would be great if we could help bring back the glory days to Kaizer
And, Chiefs have confirmed that Bartlett will be in the
dugout on Wednesday evening when Amakhosi face SuperSport United at Mbombela
This will also be Middendorp's first match at the helm, in
what is his second stint at the club, having previously coached the Soweto
giants between 2005 and 2007.
Kick-off is at 19:30.