South Africa to appoint former Real Madrid Boss Queiroz as new coach


South Africa are expected to appoint a new national coach on Saturday, with former Real Madrid manager, Carlos Queiroz, favourite to return for a second stint.

The 68-year-olf was in charge of Bafana Bafana for two years and led them to the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

Queiroz also qualified the African nation for the 2002 World Cup, but was fired before the tournament in South Korea.

Hewent on to lead Portugal (2010) and Iran (2014, 2018) in subsequent editions.

Queiroz guided Real Madrid for one year from 2003, either side of spells as senior assistant to Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

His most recent post was coach of Colombia, who sacked him last December with the nation lying seventh in the 10-team South American 2022 World Cup qualifying group.

The South African media have installed him as favourite to succeed Molefi Ntseki, who was fired after South Africa lost in Sudan and failed to qualify for the 2021 Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

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