Pitso Mosimane: I was approached by Zamalek
Sundowns manager Pitso Mosimane has revealed that he was offered the managerial position at Zamalek after guiding the South African team to their first continental title.
Zamalek manager Momen Soliman has offered has resignation to the club’s board after the victory against Al-Masry in the league, but the club turned down the resignation as Soliman continues his role at the club.
South African news outlet Sowetan Live highlighted Mosimane’s quotes, who revealed that he was approached by Zamalek last week but claimed that he refused the offer, and isn’t keen on leaving his current club.
“It’s true that Zamalek made the approach and I was absolutely flattered, but I was honest with them, telling them I have a job at Sundowns for now. I told them it won’t be easy for me to just up and leave,” Mosimane said.
“They told me they wanted someone who understands their team. They could hear in media interviews that I know them in and out. I played them four times. I know their most influential players, their strengths and weaknesses,” the former South Africa head coach added.
“But I’m emotionally attached to Sundowns. It took me some time to build this team, and I’m still trying to strengthen it to get to the level of TP Mazembe, Zamalek and Al-Ahly.” Mosimane concluded.
Mosimane, who guided Sundowns to the CAF Champions league title after beating Zamalek in the final, is currently working without contract with “The Brazilians”.
The 52 year old manager’s contract expired last June, but he kept his role as Sundowns’ head coach despite the fact he hasn’t reached an agreement on a new deal with the club since then.
The club’s general manager Sizwe Nzimande isn’t worried about the rumors that link Mosimane with Zamalek, but he refused to discuss the issues regarding South African manager’s new contract.
“I have seen media reports about the Zamalek approach, but we can’t say anything except that Pitso is employed at Sundowns. I’m not worried at all because the coach has not raised any issue with me.” Nzimande said according to Sowetan Live.
“We can’t discuss such issues in the media, our lawyers say these very private issues cannot be discussed in the public domain.” Nzimande added.
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