Why Sundowns and Pitso need each other


Club legend Eric Ramasike believes it will be difficult for Pitso Mosimane and Mamelodi Sundowns to exist without each other if they happen to divorce.

Both parties are still unable to agree on a new contract to extend the stay of The Brazilians' most successful ever coach.

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According to transfer rumours, the former Bafana Bafana coach together with midfielder Gaston Sirino are being eyed by the big Egyptian clubs.

'Tambai' believes both parties need each other equally.

"You know for me as a player, I think it's going to be difficult [if Mosimane leaves]," Ramasike tells KickOff.com.

"Reason being one, his players are used to him and he's also used to his players. They know how he will react and how he speaks to them. There's so many factors... his philosophy of playing... and I think they are like father and son.

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"It's not going to be difficult to get another good coach, it's going to be easy to get a coach, but the thing is for him to understand his players and for the players to understand the new coach and his style of play and the philosophy.

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"You know, it goes together. It's going to take him time if they get another coach. Yes, he is replaceable, but I don't know and I can't tell who can replace him. He's been doing well."

Ramasike says it will also be difficult for Mosimane to find another team that will give him one hundred percent control when it comes to signing players.

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"You know I have been talking about it. Pitso is a good coach at Sundowns, but it took him how long? How long did it take him to get where he is?" Ramasike muses.

"And there are many factors because they give him a cheque book and they say buy whoever you want. That's where it starts you know, but if ever he will go to another team where they will dictate terms for him how to buy players... bro, I'm not saying he will never make it but he's going to struggle to build up that team.

"But he can go and work somewhere else, he can go to Zamalek and coach them. But it will depend on if the players are suitable for his style of play or not."

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According to Ramasike the only thing that could make Mosimane part ways with his beloved Sundowns is money.

"This is a difficult one because I can't tell, I don't know what they are offering him, or maybe him also he doesn't want to say that he's got an offer somewhere," he adds.

"You know how things are in football, maybe there's a team that has been talking to him in Africa or wherever. Maybe they are offering more than Sundowns, we don't know.

"I can't tell the reason why Pitso would want to leave. But I'm sure it won't be the club itself or that they are not treating him well, he's been well looked-after.

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"So I think it will be the financial thing that he must leave Sundowns to go somewhere else because he's been doing well, I mean he's been enjoying himself there.

"So I don't see him leaving because of being ill-treated, that will be a financial decision. Because even at Sundowns they are paying him well, I mean he is one of the top-paid coaches in South African football."