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Official: Spurs Unveil Bartlett

GladAfrica Championship Cape Town Spurs have announced Shaun Bartlett as their new head coach.

Bartlett, who recently left TS Galaxy as assistant coach, takes over from Dylan Deane who left the club last week.

The former Bafana Bafana striker is no stranger to the second tier, having won the league when he was head coach of Golden Arrows. The former Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach, also worked at AmaTuks.

He also began his career as a player at the original Cape Town Spurs.

“I am excited about the appointment, it caught me by surprise having only left my previous employer not too long ago,” Bartlett told the club’s website.

“But I am very happy to be back in Cape Town and the prospect of working with the players and seeing how far we can push it to get back to the elite level where I believe the club belongs. 

“There is good enough quality at the club to get the club higher up on the table, firstly and secondly, no player or club becomes bad overnight. When you hit a stumbling block it is about having the mental strength and psychological capabilities to get out of it and that is what the players need to realise.

“We are not always going to win every game, we just need to know how to bounce back and that is what we will be working on.

“I think the players also realise that they have been employed by the club to do a certain job and everybody will understand that, that job means giving 100% the minute you come through the gates, whether it be for training or on matchday. That is the mentality and mindset that we will have for the rest of the season, starting with the next game.”

Rob Delport
Rob Delport
Rob Delport is a walking football encyclopedia, having been a mainstay in the Cape Town football scene for years. Rob has previously worked for SABC and various websites and publications across Africa, as well as being the South African Head Researcher for Football Manager and doing a similar role occasionally for EA Sports FIFA. Highly respected, Rob is now a senior iDiski Times website and newspaper writer, and is also responsible for the newspaper's editorial.