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In Shock || Highly-Rated PSL Coach Quits

There is a prevailing sense within the South African football fraternity that coaches are the most unsafe employees in so far as our football is concerned. One begins to wonder if SA coaches are even given contracts considering the frequent nature in which they are dispensed with.

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A week has hardly passed since DStv Premiership side TS Galaxy showed head coach Owen Da Gama the exit door following a disastrous start to the campaign which sees the team rock bottom and looking out of sorts.

Chairman Tim Sukazi didn't waste any more time to hire a new coach, with German tactician Saed Ramovic having been roped in to take up the reigns.

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However, the German arrived with few of his lieutenants to assist him, and this left many asking questions as to what would happen to assistant coach Shaun Bartlett's future.

Of course in many instances when a new coach comes in, he prefers assistance from people he has previously worked with, which in a way kind of relegate the roles of those were already at the club.

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Despite the club's reassurance of Bartlett's future, it seems the former Bafana Bafana international was not entirely persuaded to stay put, as according to chairman Sukazi, he has asked to be released from his position as grew fear that his role in the team would be constrained.

"It is quite understandable that the arrival of our new coach Sead Ramovic, who also roped in a new technical director in Mensur Dogan, a person with a UEFA Pro License and now in the role of assistant coach as well," Sukazi told

You can tell from Sukazi's tone that despite Bartlett's extensive experience, having worked at several clubs, the fact that he does not possess a UEFA Pro license worked against him, greatly.

One is supremely confident that despite this minor setback in his career, the former Lamontville Golden Arrows and Amatuks will certainly not be short of potential suitors, it's just a matter of time before he is snapped up by another team.

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