AmaTuks have become the second Tshwane side in two days to announce a change of head coach, with Shaun Bartlett taking over from Sammy Troughton.
This followed SuperSport United announcing on Wednesday that Stuart Baxter had replaced Gordon Igesund as head coach.
Tuks issued the following statement on their website:
“The University of Pretoria Football Club (AmaTuks) would like to confirm that they have parted ways with Head Coach Sammy Troughton with immediate effect.
“Dr. Rendani Mulaudzi, CEO of AmaTuks states “though we are parting with Coach Sammy in the middle of the season, we shall always hold him in high esteem for his loyalty and coach acumen for the many years he was an integral part of our programme.
“We shall not forget the role that Coach Sammy played in our structures for so many years, and we wish him the best as we part ways. We would like to thank him sincerely for the role he played in making our football programme and AmaTuks what they are today.
“The club announces that Mr. Shaun Bartlett has been appointed the new Head Coach of AmaTuks with immediate effect.
“This change in our coaching staff is motivated by the need for new ideas, approach and focus. For this reason, we felt that Coach Shaun will bring some freshness and innovative ideas and programmes to our total football programme,” Dr. Mulaudzi explains.
“Coach Bartlett will be ably assisted by Coach Evangelos Vellios, Goalkeeper Coach Tendai Tanyanyiwa, and the rest of the Technical Team. They have our fullest support because we believe that together they will bring the results we want.”