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The former SuperSport United striker has made his way to Europe in order to gain credentials as a coach

Recently-retired Glen Salmon will attend a coaching course in the Netherlands during August because he wants to get into “youth coaching” when he returns to South Africa.

The former Groningen and NAC Breda striker had initially hoped for a role at SuperSport United, but according to KickOff.com, this avenue was closed by the board of directors and now Salmon says he will look beyond Matsatsantsa.

“I have wanted to go into youth coaching for a while now,” the 34-year-old said.

“I know I need to get my international coaching license and Holland is a good place because of their coaching pedigree, but also because I spent time playing there and so my background is Dutch.

“I will then look at finding a place to coach within the youth academies at PSL clubs around the country.”

In January this year Salmon had an opportunity to transfer to Ajax Cape Town, which could have given him a chance to wind his career down at a club with a strong Dutch-influenced youth system.

“SuperSport did not want me to go then. If an opportunity comes up now, however, I will look at it. But only in youth coaching. I have retired from playing and am sticking to that."

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