- It is alleged that the Mamelodi Sundowns coach is packing his bags
- He is apparently unhappy with his club's management
- The information was leaked by club officials who wished to remain anonymous
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is allegedly considering leaving Sundowns due to deepening tensions in his relationship with the club management.
According to Sunday World, there have been claims that trouble has been brewing at Chloorkop over the past few years due to issues Mosimane has been unhappy about.
According to three officials who did not wish to be named, Mosimane is sick and tired because most of his and his technical team's complaints or concerns were not entertained or resolved.
Among a litany of allegations said to have divided the club was that the multiple league champions and 2016 CAF Champions League winners were bringing in a Spanish coach and technical director from next month.
Mosimane was apparently unimpressed with the move as he saw it as being "policed" by a European.
The official claimed that the technical director had already visited the club's headquarters in Midrand about two weeks ago and the club was impressed with his presentation.
"It means that Pitso would no longer have a direct line to the president. He is now going to report directly to this man. This is an utmost disrespect."
Another official, opposed to Mosimane's camp, confirmed that the technical director was in town and left last weekend. He declined to disclose the name of the coach.
"Pitso thinks he is God and needs to be monitored. This is a good move. If he is not happy, he can leave. He is the one who leaked the story because he wants to get the Bafana Bafana job using the club."
Another bump on the relationship between the coach and the club was the allegation that club official Alex Shakoane led a campaign to employ former supporters' club office bearer Cedric Moela at the club despite the public humiliation and embarrassment he subjected Mosimane to when he led the "Pitso must go" campaign, which resulted in some fans turning against the coach.
It is also understood that when Mosimane expressed his disappointment with the club management about Moela's hiring, club president Patrice Motsepe advised Mosimane to forgive him.
Moela refuted the allegations saying:
"The coach and I relate very well. He calls me and I call him too."
Another allegation was that club chief financial officer (CFO) Amanda Matthee was frustrating Mosimane's plans, leading to the technical team writing a letter of complaint about her.
As a result of some of the tensions at the club, Mosimane had not signed a new contract, with the current one ending at the end of the year. Mosimane, the official said, was so frustrated that he did not travel to Botswana with the team where they played pre-season friendlies.
He was also alleged to have failed to travel with the team to Zambia, only following them a day later. Speaking through club spokesperson Thulani Thuswa, Mosimane confirmed that he didn't travel with the team to Botswana and Zambia but said it was because of health reasons.
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