Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe has backed head coach Pitso Mosimane
Posted: 18 April 2013 Time: 13:20
Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe has backed head coach Pitso Mosimane to take the club out of the gutter in the new season.
The Brazilians will finish yet another season empty-handed, something that has become synonymous with the Tshwane side over the past five seasons. Motsepe, however, though gutted, is still confident the club would become successful in future.
“I'm confident that the performances of Mamelodi Sundowns, which are unsatisfactory at this point, will improve," he says. Motsepe insists Sundowns are on the right track, but warned success won't come overnight.
“Success may not come overnight and in fact, it may be preceded by a number of years of lack of progress. I'm very confident that things will improve and there will be success all round in the medium to long term… We should be positive. I think we will do much better next season," he affirms.
Motsepe admits he may have to evaluate the management structure at the club. “In everything I do, I'm only as good as the people I work with – the people that surround me. At the end of the season we will definitely sit down and evaluate. We set high standards for ourselves and we are all in total agreement that in relation to the standards I set for the club, we haven't achieved those standards," he laments.
As far as the technical team is concerned, though, the Sundowns boss is adamant Mosimane is the right man for the head coach job especially with regards to next season.
“We are one hundred percent behind Pitso and the technical team. The board is behind Pitso. The management is behind Pitso. I'm personally 100% behind Pitso," Motsepe asserts. “I'm confident Sundowns will do better next season," he concludes.
Motsepe adds that he will make an announcement about non-technical staff members at the end of the season, but gave no hint if heads will roll after years of underachieving.