EPL legend applauds Chiefs coach

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Premier League legend Robin van Persie has applauded Kaizer Chiefs coach Shaun Bartlett for one of the most iconic goals of his career.

Bartlett, 47, assumed his role as Chiefs assistant in 2018 after a stint as the manager of the University of Pretoria in the GladAfrica Championship.

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However, before his career on the touchline time and swansong in the Absa Premiership with Chiefs and Bloemfontein Celtic, the robust former striker excelled in the English top-flight.

In his six years at Charlton Athletic, Bartlett netted 26 goals in 139 games but none sweeter than the volley against Leicester City that won the 2000/2001 BBC Goal of the Season.

The strike in which Bartlett ran on to a through ball to smash a first-time volley with his weaker left foot into the far corner of the net is still considered as one of the finest ever seen at the Valley.

And when the Premier League re-posted the strike on social media with the caption; 'Robin van Persie eat your heart out,' the former Manchester United and Arsenal star duly paid homage, claiming it was an 'absolute beauty'.

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