Queiroz to Bafana closer?


The 61-year-old is the hot favourite to replace Gordon Igesund, whose contract with the national team was not renewed, and it's believed he already had talks with SAFA back in May, when Iran were in South Africa for a training camp.

Queiroz told Portuguese newspaper Publico that financial restrictions have led to his decision. 

“Yes, my connection will finish here at the World Cup. There was no support from the government; there has stopped being a genuine interest because of the financial situation.

“The dialogue has been cut off and I have already decided not to stay.”

Queiroz also suggested that coaching a club side is out of the question.

“I’ve had an offer to stay in Brazil and in England, but because of circumstances in my private life it is difficult for me to accept a position at a club.”

Other candidates for the job include former Zambian coach Herve Renard, national Under-20 coach Shakes Mashaba and Nigeria’s Stephen Keshi.