Will celebrated African coach Pitso Mosimane join South African giants Kaizer Chiefs?


Pitso Mosimane, the South African tactician, has shed light on the challenges he anticipates while considering the vacant coaching position at Premier Soccer League powerhouse, Kaizer Chiefs.

Mosimane, who remains a free agent, disclosed that he has not yet received an official offer from the club, despite being linked to the position for over a month.

Speaking to Sunday World, the 59-year-old emphasized that his agency, MT Sports, handles communication with clubs.

He expressed openness to joining Kaizer Chiefs, highlighting the need for a strategic and business-oriented approach to any potential coaching engagement.

While acknowledging the difficulties faced by Chiefs in the current season, marked by four losses in the initial 10 games, Mosimane sees the coaching role as a business project rather than a personal preference.

He discussed interactions with key figures at Chiefs, including Jessica and Kemiso, but clarified that football discussions were not on the agenda.

Addressing the challenge of reviving Chiefs’ winning momentum, Mosimane drew parallels with his past experiences at Supersport United and Mamelodi Sundowns. He emphasized his ability to navigate challenges, citing his track record of transforming struggling teams into successful ones.

In assessing Chiefs’ situation, Mosimane acknowledged the eight-year trophy drought but expressed confidence in his capacity to address the issues and implement necessary changes.

Reflecting on his successful tenure at Mamelodi Sundowns, where he inherited a team that had not won a trophy in six years, Mosimane underscored the importance of understanding both short and long-term plans for the club.

While recognizing Chiefs’ historical success, he identified areas requiring improvement, citing a recent match against Moroka Swallows as an indicator of the team’s need for refinement.

As Mosimane contemplates the coaching seat at one of Africa’s most high-profile clubs, he emphasizes the importance of aligning visions and strategies for long-term success.

“Chiefs not winning a cup for eight years, these things happen. I can put out the fires. I have always had to put out the fires, all my career. I will have to do things that were not done in the last six years. When I arrived at Mamelodi Sundowns, they had not won a single trophy in six years, and they were number 14 on the PSL log table.

“The issue is what is their short and long-term plans. It’s like in business, it works like that. Chiefs always had star players and they were beating everybody, that’s why the brand is big. I saw their game against Moroka Swallows recently and I think they need a little bit of work,” Mosimane said.

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