Bafana coach salary to be cut in half- 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00
The new Bafana coach will earn a reported R400,000 to R500,000 a month - half of what Pitso Mosimane was receiving before he was fired earlier this month, according to media reports.
A report on SundayWorld's website revealed the supposed pay cut, on the day the first round of interviews of the five candidates was completed.
Four of the candidates - Ephraim "Shakes" Mashaba, Gordon Igesund, Gavin Hunt and Neil Tovey - were interviewed last Thursday, with the fifth candidate, Steve Komphela, spoken to about the job on Monday.
Komphela is currently taking charge of the national side in a caretaker role, and was excused from the Thursday interview’s with Bafana scheduled to play Gabon the following evening – South Africa went on to win the game 3-0.
According to Sport24, chairperson of the SAFA technical committee - Fanyana Sibanyoni - who is conducting the interviews, refused to discuss the next Bafana coach's pay packet, but he did confirm that the new coach would not earn the same salary as Pitso Mosimane.
It is understood that the new coach's salary would need to be discussed with SAFA's main sponsors, Absa and Castle.
Carlos Alberto Parreira, who was Bafana coach during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, reportedly earned R1.8m a month, the bulk of which was paid for by FIFA.