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Mosimane in no rush for next project

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South Africa’s most successful football coach, Pitso Mosimane, is in no rush to get back into the dugout.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Ahly mentor left United Arab Emirates club, Al Wahda, earlier this month after a short stint.

The 56-year-old spoke to the South African Football Journalist’s Association (SAFJA) on Monday morning and expressed his deep desire to spend Christmas with his family this year.

“We need to know what’s the team like, what do they want, what do they expect us to do and what’s the vision,” Mosimane told SAFJA.

“Then we start to say ‘ok, that’s interesting. It’s a good project. The vision of the team also is important. It’s not about me sending my CV to clubs and all that. Yes, I’m not boasting [but] we can get employed next week, if we want. It’s not all about that.

“I also just want to spend Christmas at home (laughs). Let me see my children, have Christmas, let me have food at home.

“When I’m back from my holiday, just before Christmas, eight to 10 days… I just don’t want to disturb that space of eight to 10 days before Christmas, and Christmas to New Years Eve.

“I think the best time for me to really, really go back to work is maybe after that space, when I’ve seen my family. My children are all around, schools are closed.

“To move now it must be a very, very big urgency. It must be worth that I must cancel the holiday with my children and spend Christmas away from home.” Article by Ntsako Mkhari

Written by: Lindiwe Mabena

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