- Rulani Mokwena made a name for himself at Mamelodi Sundowns and is said to be keen on a return to Chloorkop
- Mokwena left Sundowns to join the technical team at Orlando Pirates and was eventually appointed as head coach
- Following failed stints at the Buccaneers and Chippa United, reports have indicated that the 35-year-old would favour working with Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane again
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As the saying goes, it's never as good as the first time, and Rulani Mokwena may be living proof.
Mokwena built a strong reputation through his work as an assistant coach at Mamelodi Sundowns.
His reputation there paved the way for a move to the Orlando Pirates technical team, but he was soon called upon as the interim head coach.
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However, Mokwena's first major managerial role didn't come off as planned and Pirates opted to appoint Josef Zinnbauer as his successor.
It's believed that Mokwena and Zinnbauer never saw eye-to-eye, which was also confirmed in an interview with Lesedi FM.
Pirates then agreed to an innovative loan move and Mokwena vacated his role as assistant coach to take over the reigns at Chippa United.
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Incredibly, Chippa cut ties with Mokwena after only one match in charge.
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that Mokwena revealed some unsavoury experiences during his time at Orlando Pirates.
According to a report by SowetanLIVE, Mokwena is therefore interested in a surprise return to Chloorkop in a bid to work with coach Pitso Mosimane.
According to the report, a source stated, "His Pirates deal expires at the end of the season and he's now trying to go back to Sundowns because of his good relationship with Mosimane. He and Zinnbauer are not friends at all."
Briefly.co.za understands that Mosimane and club president Patrice Motsepe both hold Mokwena is high regard, so a return is more than feasible.
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