Ertugral applies for Bafana job

Ertugral applies for Bafana job
Muhsin Ertugral

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Feb 15, 2017. 11:30

Former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates coach Muhsin Ertugral is the latest man to join the race for the vacant Bafana Bafana coaching job.

Local media reports indicate that the Turkish-born mentor is available and is keen to lead the senior national team.

The Turk resigned at the Buccaneers after their 6-1 defeat in the Absa Premiership in November and his name has been added to the list of coaches vying for the Bafana job.

Ertugral has previously coached Kaizer Chiefs, Ajax Cape Town and Mpumalanga Black Aces in the Premier Soccer League, as well as in Zaire (now DR Congo).

"Muhsin has applied for the Bafana Bafana job and he wants the Bafana post," a source tells KickOff.com.

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"He's one of the candidates and he feels his experience of coaching in South Africa and knowing SAFA and the PSL will meet the requirements for the job.

"He's also good for the media and he can handle the pressure that goes with it."

After speaking to the website, 'Mshini' said he loves this country and has always been looking to the youngsters.

"I don't want to put pressure [on SAFA's processes] but in South Africa there are more than 62 players that I've developed myself," Ertugral said.

"And these players, and most of them or some of them, are still in the national plans. Secondly, the track record of winning all the trophies in the PSL; been twice with Chiefs, three times with Ajax Cape Town, always come to the club.

"As much as people think I don't stay long, I have always been in South Africa.”

Although SAFA are still hunting for the coach, speculation is rife that Claude Le Roy, Carlos Quieroz, Stuart Baxter and Roy Hodgson are some of the names linked with the job.



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