Pitso opens up about new Downs salary

Premiership

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes he has earned the staggering salary he will be getting on his new contract at Chloorkop.

Based on information gathered and estimates, Mosimane is set to take home close to R65-million for the duration of his four-year contract at Sundowns including salary and bonuses.

Sundowns players are entitled to bonuses for winning matches and share the total prize money for every trophy they win in both international and domestic tournaments.

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Normally coaches earn a certain percentage of the prize money and there is likely to be no exception for Mosimane as The Brazilians chase another big cake in the CAF Champions League.

'Jingles' is now believed to be earning close to a million rand a month at the record Absa Premiership winners, making him one of the highest-paid coaches on the continent.

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"I have been respected on the contract and I am not complaining," Mosimane said at the announcement of his new deal last week.

"I think the compensation also has been on the level of a coach on the continent. I feel good, but you must know I have worked for it for seven-and-a-half years. I have laboured.

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"You know, you get European coaches getting bigger amounts just by pitching up because he is from Europe when he didn't even work for it. You know what I am trying to say. I have earned it."

Other coaches reported to be in the top five bracket in terms of salary scale include Bidvest Wits' Gavin Hunt, Golden Arrows' Steve Komphela, Kaizer Chiefs' Ernst Middendorp and Orlando Pirates' Josef Zinnbauer.

Mosimane's top earnings are backed up by the trophies he has won. See how he compares to the best coaches in the PSL below!

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