Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe has confirmed that head coach Pitso Mosimane signed a new contract with the club.
The 55-year-old coach’s contract at Sundowns was set to expire in June this year, but Motsepe announced that the former Bafana Bafana coach has signed on for a further four years.
During his tenure at Sundowns, Mosimane has already delivered nine trophies – four Absa Premiership titles, two Telkom Knockout Cup trophies, a Nedbank Cup and Caf Champions League and Caf Super Cup titles.
Motsepe said he is excited that Mosimane has opted to remain at the club and labelled him the club’s very own ‘Sir Alex Ferguson’.
‘I am very happy that the board of Mamelodi Sundowns has decided to renew the employment contract of our very own “Sir Alex Ferguson”,’ said Motsepe.
‘I am very proud of Pitso’s achievements at Sundowns and am also confident that Pitso, the technical team and the players will make Sundowns one of the best football clubs on the African continent.
‘Mamelodi Sundowns has got exciting short- to medium-term objectives and goals to achieve, which include building a world-class youth academy, scouting department and management team.
‘Investing in our youth, to enable them to play for the senior team and Bafana Bafana, is an important objective of our medium- to long-term plans.’
A message from Coach Pitso Mosimane.
— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) May 21, 2020
After extending his contract with the Brazilians, Mosimane said: ‘I’m honoured and humbled to be given another opportunity to lead Mamelodi Sundowns.
‘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 fulfill 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.
‘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.’
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