- Patrice Motsepe has compared Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane to Alex Ferguson
- He said he wanted to keep Mosimane at Sundowns for as long as Mosimane was willing to stay
- Motsepe added that the club's focus was now on the next Champions League
Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe says that he wants coach Pitso Mosimane to be Sundowns' equivalent of legendary Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson.
Motsepe made the comments on Saturday after Sundowns claimed their 9th league title by besting Free State Stars.
Under Mosimane's leadership since 2013, the club has won four Absa Premiership titles, the CAF Champions League, the Telkom Knockout and the Nedbank Cup.
Motsepe said he was delighted with the team's performance under Mosimane. He added that he wanted to keep Mosimane at Sundowns for as along as Mosimane was willing to stay.
However, Motsepe said that he also wanted to see Mosimane grow, suggesting that Mosimane could possibly coach a European club in future or perhaps a national side, according to Sowetan Live.
Motsepe compared Mosimane favourably to Sir Alex Ferguson, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest football managers of all time.
Motsepe's praise was not reserve only for Mosimane, however. He also congratulated Mosimane's technical team and support staff. Motsepe said they, too, were key factors in Sundowns' continued success.
Motsepe went on to say that Sundowns' focus was now on next season's Champions League, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
"We are learning and we are going to ask ourselves questions of what can we do better that the Champions League can be won in South Africa," he said.
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