Ex-PSL manager eyeing SA return


Former Bidvest Wits team manager Costa Bellos has cast his eyes on continuing in South African football after negotiations with a club from the continent fell through.

Bellos was amongst the administrative staff retrenched by Wits at the beginning of the season due to budgetary constraints.

He was recently sought by an established club from East Africa to work as a general manager.

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"We had talks with a club that was keen on me working for them, because I am available to work, but the talks were fruitless," Bellos tells KickOff.com.

"This was a project that involved me having to go and work in another country on the continent. With that option having not worked out, I will now focus on getting into a local club because I had a pleasant time at Wits.

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"The reason we were all retrenched at Wits was because the club was cutting down on its budget and so certain people had to be cut out, and I was one of them unfortunately. It was one of those unfortunate things that happen in the business world.

"BidVest is a blue chip company that owns a football club and so this happens just like it does at all other established companies.

"I still have a great relationship with everyone at Wits because there was no fight.

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"The amount of knowledge that I gained working with Jose Ferreira was mindblowing because he carries a lot of experience in this game administratively and also understands the technical side."

Bellos holds a FIFA/CIES Sports Management qualification and has worked in all three of the top tiers in the country at Alexandra United (ABC Motsepe League), Royal Eagles (NFD), and Polokwane City and Wits.

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