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Ex-Kaizer Chiefs coach returns to Cape Town Spurs after 23 years!

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Oct 25, 2021

Former Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Shaun Bartlett has returned to where his football career began almost three decades ago.

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Bartlett is back at Cape Town Spurs, now campaigning in the GladAfrica Championship, in a different capacity.

In a statement released on Monday, Spurs announced Bartlett as their new head coach, taking over from Dylan Deane who was sacked last week.

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Join us in welcoming 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝘂𝗻 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁 to Ikamva!

Full statement: https://t.co/lPCXPBGzUp #GladAfricaChampionship #CapeTownSpurs #UrbanWarriors pic.twitter.com/NHztLCLPLt

— Cape Town Spurs FC (@CapeTownSpursFC) October 25, 2021

Bartlett’s appointment means he is going back to the team that gave him his biggest football break in 1992.

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Bartlett spent three years at Spurs before moving abroad 1996 but he would be back at Ikamva albeit on a season-long loan deal from MetroStars, now known as New York Red Bulls.

And that was during the 1997-98 season, meaning Bartlett is back at Spurs after 23 years to try and bring back the old glory days.

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Bartlett was most recently on the books of TS Galaxy as an assistant coach but he resigned after Owen Da Gama was fired from his post.

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