Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has pledged his loyalty to the club and wants to remain there despite not signing a new contract.
The 55-year-old coach is yet to sign a new deal with Sundowns as his current contract runs up to the end of June 2020.
However, Mosimane says he’s worried about negotiating a new deal as he is solely focused on helping the club reach their objectives this season.
‘You know when you are loved, you must stay where you are. When you are loved, when people appreciate and love you, stay in a place where you are loved. Don’t look at your neighbours. Don’t even think of greener pastures. I’m loved at Mamelodi Sundowns. I have never received a love like this anywhere else,’ Mosimane told the media.
‘At SuperSport [United], I stayed for seven years but let’s be honest, SuperSport is a small club. I mean, what are the expectations there?’
‘I’m loved here. I want to stay at Mamelodi Sundowns. People sing for me. They’ve got a big flag going around. They’ve got songs about me. Every day, whether I win or lose, they call me after matches and I want to lead this team – where I’m loved, where the president had said I must be the next [Sir Alex] Ferguson.’
Mosimane humbly insists that the team’s success should not just be credited to him but to the players, technical staff and club supporters.
‘I want to stay at the club. I will stay at the club but let’s talk. Everything is here. You can’t question my spirit,’ he added.
‘So, if we have to renew the contract then we will renew the contract and I’m never one guy … and you have never heard … I have been coaching for the past 20 years, have you ever heard of me fighting for money?
‘I have never fought for money. I have never delayed negotiations for money, but let’s do the right thing and let’s also be appreciated.
‘I don’t know. Well, you must refer that to Mamelodi Sundowns. I’m here, I’m a Sandawana through and through. So, I’m here. I think you need to speak to Sundowns about it. I want to stay. I will sign.
‘We are negotiating. I’m here. I want to stay. People love me. Why should I go?’
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