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It’s a ‘no’ from Pitso Mosimane after Chiefs job offer – report

Pitso Mosimane reportedly turned down an official offer from Kaizer Chiefs in order to rather continue coaching in the Gulf region.

19-01-24 14:21
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Pitso Mosimane. Image: Twitter/@ALAHLI_FC

Amakhosi fans have been mostly hoping that Pitso Mosimane could be a viable candidate to come in as head coach considering he is now unattached after leaving United Arab Emirates side Al Wahda, while Chiefs are looking for someone to take over permanently from Cavin Johnson.

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However, even before the end of last year, Mosimane effectively ruled out the possibility of coaching an African club any time soon, despite Chiefs being on the look out.

According to the latest report from Soccer Laduma, Chiefs officially table an offer to Mosimane and his representatives, but he turned down the offer at a time when he is apparently on the verge of being unveiled as the head coach of another Saudi team as he looks to tackle a new project.

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According to Saudi newspaper, Al-Youm, Saudi Pro League side Abha are now ‘close’ to appoint Mosimane as their new coach as they look to find the recipe to revival after falling down to the 17th on the log.

It will certainly be interesting to see whether this is the sort of ‘project’ Mosimane is willing to take on.

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“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…. I think the best time for 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.”

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Meanwhile, Mosimane was asked whether he thinks Johnson came at the right time to Naturena.

“I think it’s an unfair question or comment about Coach Cavin Johnson because Coach Cavin Johnson is the Head of Youth at Kaizer Chiefs,” he stated.

“He’s just filling in there and we all know he is filling in and I think he said it also himself. So we can’t talk about his role as a senior coach, when he is the Head of Youth, because, probably, that’s what he wants.

“So I’m not sure. I can’t answer on his behalf. I think you need to ask him after his work with me and got all there, does he think what he has learned with us playing Bayern, playing Palmeiras and all those teams, is it good enough to make him succeed?”