After Stuart Baxter’s exit from Kaizer Chiefs last week, former Amakhosi coach Muhsin Ertuğral has once again reiterated that he is not in the country looking for work, but rather for rest.
In the past few days, the Turkish-born coach’s name has been linked by local media as a possible candidate to replace Baxter, but Ertuğral, who has made South Africa his home in recent years, has distanced himself from reports linking him to the job.
Ertuğral left his post as technical adviser of the Turkish national team at the end of last year and has since been in Cape Town, where the 62-year-old has owned property for years.
While contributing content for an upcoming feature for the iDiski Times newspaper, Ertuğral told Rob Delport that since being home to rest, he has been constantly linked with jobs, but has not been in the country for work.
“Obviously, everybody talks about, ‘are you gonna go take that job?’” Ertuğral told iDiski Times.
🚨𝗘𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝟱𝟭 𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗮𝗹
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“I’m not interested. I must clarify that over and over again. I am not interested to take any job at the moment.
“The World Cup is coming, there are other opportunities now at the moment, national teams have asked. I have been with the Turkish national team, Turkish Premier League teams were there, I had still my former club from the Emirates asking, it’s not about not getting possibilities.
“I mean I’ve been coaching on three continents, only big clubs mostly, I did of course coach smaller clubs in South Africa [sometimes for the wrong reasons].
“But in the end, it’s just been now two-and-a-half years with the Turkish side and I’ve just been tired and you need to recharge your batteries.”
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