Cape Town Spurs FC has officially parted ways with their head coach, Shaun Bartlett.
The club made the announcement, expressing their gratitude for Bartlett’s contributions during his tenure.
A Remarkable Journey
Shaun Bartlett, a former Kaizer Chiefs striker, played a pivotal role in guiding Cape Town Spurs back to the top-tier of South African football.
This achievement came after an impressive display in the promotion play-offs, which culminated in a well-deserved promotion.
A Short-lived Stint
Despite the initial optimism surrounding Bartlett’s appointment, his journey in the Dstv Premiership proved to be short-lived.
Less than three months into his role as head coach in Dstv Premiership, Spurs made the unexpected decision to relieve him of his duties.
Following an extensive review and discussions with Shaun Bartlett and taking into consideration the current set of results- we have mutually agreed to the termination of the Head Coaches contract with immediate effect.
— Cape Town Spurs FC (@CapeTownSpursFC) October 2, 2023
Struggling at the Bottom
Bartlett’s departure leaves Cape Town Spurs languishing at the bottom of the league table, with an unfortunate zero points to their name after seven matches.
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The club’s dismal performance on the field undoubtedly played a significant role in this decision.
The Final Straw
The final blow to Bartlett’s tenure came in the form of a 3-1 defeat at the hands of their town rivals, Cape Town City FC.
This loss, coupled with the string of disappointing results, left the club with little choice but to seek a change in leadership.
Acknowledging Shaun Bartlett’s Contribution
While the decision to part ways with Shaun Bartlett is undoubtedly a difficult one, Cape Town Spurs FC took a moment to recognize and appreciate his dedication and hard work during his time at the club.