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Bartlett’s Chiefs Future – What Now?

The focus for Kaizer Chiefs remains the resumption of the current season and the quest to end the club’s trophy drought, but there is another crucial decision to be made at Naturena concerning the technical team.

With indications that Amakhosi and coach Ernst Middendorp will part ways at the end of the season, it’s thought there is no clarity yet on the future of Shaun Bartlett, who has assisted the German mentor since December 2018. 

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The Siya crew has reported over the last several months now that Middendorp, despite still having a year on his Amakhosi contract, has attracted interest from abroad as well as here at home having made the shortlist at Ajax Cape Town. 

Should he indeed leave Naturena, as expected, that would bring Bartlett’s future with Chiefs into focus – according to insiders his name has not yet come up as a possible replacement alongside Gavin Hunt, Stuart Baxter and Benni McCarthy.  

Bartlett is understood to have a contract that also expires in June next year and has a further added option, meaning Chiefs could potentially extend his stay until 2022. 

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But all that, Siya sources say, will depend on who the club brings on board to take over the reins from Middendorp and if they would be keen on keeping Bartlett, a former Bafana Bafana striker, as part of their technical team. 

In the past, Chiefs have made the final call on who becomes the assistant coach when they hire a new coach. The club has seldom allowed the new man to pick his own backroom staff, so that probably suggests Bartlett has some job security.

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