TS Galaxy assistant manager Shaun Bartlett has asked to leave the club after the appointment of new coach Sead Ramovic and new technical director in Mensur Dogan.
The news was confirmed to Soccer Laduma by Galaxy owner Tim Sukazi who says Bartlett was by no means forced to leave but chose to do so.
“With the new regime at TS Galaxy, coach Shaun approached us to discuss his senior position, which he feels to some extent has been lessened,” chairman Sukazi told Soccer Laduma.
Last month Galaxy fired coach Owen da Gama and brought in foreign duo Ramovic and then Dogan who is also working as an assistant coach.
“This is understandable given the arrival of our new coach Sead Ramovic, who also roped in a new technical director in Mensur Dogan – someone with a UEFA Pro License and now in the role of assistant coach as well,” Sukazi said.
“I would have hoped our coach would learn from him (Dogan). You don’t just get a UEFA Pro License by chance. But it is coach Shaun’s choice regarding the way forward for his career. As a club, we would have wanted to invest in him and try make the efforts to also get him into Europe and possibly have him work on getting the Pro License as well.
“However, that can only happen if he is at TS Galaxy and nowhere else. Shaun Bartlett is a great servant and we wish him well for his future endeavours,” Sukazi added.