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David Moyes Applies, Then Withdraws, Application for South Africa National Team Coaching Role

Former Man United boss claims he has offers elsewhere.

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Sacked Manchester United manager David Moyes has reportedly applied for the role of head coach of South Africa and then subsequently withdrawn the application, citing another opportunity, according to South African publication Sowetan.

The Scotsman has regularly spoken of a desire to work abroad since his departure from Old Trafford, it appears he is also keen on a venture into international management after declaring his interest in the Bafana Bafana job.

However, Moyes’ agent was quoted as saying in an email to the South African FA: “I have worked with David Moyes for the past 20 years and on Friday he wished to be considered, however, he now has another opportunity, so sorry for the change.”

Moyes has not been linked with any jobs in the Premier League which makes a stay in English football look extremely likely. It may well be that he does indeed move abroad, although South Africa is not set to be his destination.

The South African FA are not short of candidates to replace previous coach Gordon Igesund who left the post earlier this month. The likes of Fabio Cannavaro, Ruud Krol, Dick Advocaat and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink all thought to have applied for the position.

The last hosts of the World Cup did not get close to qualifying for the tournament this time around, finishing behind Ethiopia in the second round group stages.

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