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I'm not ready to coach Bafana Bafana, says Golden Arrows coach Larsen

9:37 pm AEDT 28/1/17
Clinton Larsen, Maritzburg United, December 2013
Bafana Bafana vacancy is still up for grabs with Shakes Mashaba’s successor yet to be unveiled and Goal spoke to Larsen about the coaching job

Golden Arrows coach Clinton Larsen has stated that he is not ready to take the hot seat thus he should not be in the reckoning.

“I believe I have not achieved much to be in the running. I may have done well at a smaller club, that’s it. I have won only one trophy,” Larsen told Goal.

“I think there are local coaches, who have been more successful than me. So there’s no way I can see myself being on the shortlist for the job,” he said.

Larsen burst into the role of the head coach at Bloemfontein Celtic after Owen Da Gama’s sudden departure before the start of the 2010/11 season.

The 45-year-old guided Siwelele to a respectable finishes in both of his two stints at the club, as they always occupied positions in the top six.

With other locals like Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane and Bidvest Wits’s Gavin Hunt in the reckoning for the Bafana post, Larsen believes it’s only right they be considered to take the job.

“I am one of the youngest coaches. It’s my eighth season in the PSL. Other coaches have been around a lot longer, but like I said I think the likes of your Pitso Mosimane and Gavin Hunt are right there at the top,” he added.

“They are consistently winning trophies and have much more experience. So like I said, it’s very premature for my name to be even mentioned,” Larsen concluded.