Pitso Mosimane: Mamelodi Sundowns Coach Extends Contract
Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane has extended his contract with the club, and will remain at Pretoria until the end of 2023/24 season.
Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane has extended his contract with the club and will remain at Pretoria until the end of 2023/24 season.
The Kagiso-born mentor took charge of the club back in December 2012, and for the first time in seven years, both parties took longer than expected to reach an agreement on a new deal.
“I’m honoured and humbled to be given another opportunity to lead Mamelodi Sundowns,” said Mosimane.
“One of the main reasons for me to renew my contract with Mamelodi Sundowns is the President’s trust and faith in me, he trusted me to lead this team to where it is – and fulfil his wish to build a team to conquer Africa. It’s humbling to be part of a brand like Sundowns and contribute to its success, especially as a local coach and also having played for the team.”
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] “To go on and be the longest-serving coach at the club is something special and that means we have a lot of things we have done together and the best is yet to come. The sky is the limit” [/perfectpullquote]
The 55-year-old gaffer has since delivered nine trophies to the club’s headquarters and will be hoping to add more in the cabinet.
“I believe it’s important for a club like Sundowns to constantly challenge for the Absa Premiership and CAF competitions, we need to win the Champions League – and it’s a big thing. No one wins it easily, we are focused on this.”
“I want to achieve success in the MTN 8 which remains the only trophy I have not won with Sundowns, throw it in there with the Champions League where we’ve experienced fixture clashes with the MTN 8 in the past. If you recall, we’ve previously never had a pre-season ahead of the MTN 8 – we are always a week behind. It will be very interesting to look at this differently, especially with the CAF and PSL schedules now aligned.”
It had been over six months of discussion between the two parties after Mosimane confirmed talks were ongoing as far back as December 2019.
The former Jomo Cosmos player is regarded as one of the best coaches on the continent thus his phone mostly had been ringing off the hook with offers from the Middle East and other African clubs.
This came after leading the Brazilians to CAF Champions League glory which was soon followed by the Super Cup.