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By Katlego Modiba

Football Journalist


Bartlett gives update on his future after Spurs exit

Not much has changed since Bartlett’s departure with Spurs winning only one of their five matches in all competitions.


Shaun Bartlett has taken a subtle dig at his former employers Cape Town Spurs who sacked him a month ago following a poor start to the DStv Premiership season.

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The coach was shown the door at the Urban Warriors after suffering a seventh straight defeat in the Cape derby against Cape Town City.

Not much has changed since Bartlett’s departure with Spurs winning only one of their five matches in all competitions and losing the other four.

There was also a feeling that the Bafana Bafana legend was not backed in the transfer market after promoting the club back to the DStv Premiership at the start of the season.

“I think there’s always going to be a sense of disappointment when you can’t fulfil your contract and results are not coming,” Bartlett told Phakaaathi.

“Because at the end of the day we tried our best and we played some really good football and we just couldn’t get the results or score goals.

“If you watched the last couple of games, not much has changed to be honest and results are still not coming. Obviously they had the one against Orlando Pirates but other than that they are still going the same way.

“So you need to invest if you want to keep your status and I think the owners will realise that in the next couple of games because they have five games left until the break and then it’s January transfer window where you need to make signings to make sure you strengthen the squad and that will be important for Spurs.”

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The former Golden Arrows coach insists he’s not going to jump at the first opportunity to get back into management having been inundated with enquiries by other PSL clubs for his services.

“I’m taking time out, I’ve had a few offers and spoke to a few people but I’m not really in a rush to get into a job,” he added.

“It has to be aligned with my values, beliefs and also with the club’s vision. I think that is important because you need to know what you are working for and where you are going. When it (the right offer) comes along, I will take it so I’m just waiting for the right opportunity.”

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