Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has revealed the reasons behind his decision to come to an agreement on a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2024.
Sundowns and Mosimane had been negotiating for months in the lead-up to his renewal, which was confirmed by club president Patrice Motsepe on Thursday.
It has been speculated that reasons for the delay had to do with finances, which the 55-year-old quickly put to bed, while another had to do with special clauses in his contract.
Ultimately, the two parties found one another and ‘Jingles’ has since opened up about what motivated his decision.
“I’m honoured and humbled to be given another opportunity to lead Mamelodi Sundowns,” said Mosimane.
“One of the main reasons for me to renew my contract with Mamelodi Sundowns is the president’s trust and faith in me – he trusted me to lead this team to where it is, and fulfill his wish to build a team to conquer Africa.
“A crucial factor in me signing was also my relationship with the supporters. You stay where you are loved, simple. They [supporters] have made songs, banners, flags and t-shirts for me. It is not easy to have that kind of love, so I am home here – I have built a legacy here.
“It’s humbling to be part of a brand like Sundowns and contribute to its success, especially as a local coach and also having played for the team.
“To go on and be the longest-serving coach at the club is something special and that means we have a lot of things we have done together, and the best is yet to come. The Sky Is The Limit!"