Coach of SuperSport United Gavin Hunt gave an explanation for Pitso Mosimane’s Mamelodi Sundowns success. Pitso Mosimane may have upset some people at the top, but Gavin Hunt says he changed everything at Mamelodi Sundowns.
Before moving from Masandawana to Al Ahly in 2020, Mosimane had won five PSL championships and a CAF Champions League. With the Red Devils, the fifty-nine-year-old won two Champions League trophies and a bronze medal in the Club World Cup.
Hunt, who was friendly with Mosimane, claimed that the former Bafana Bafana coach had been given time at Downs and had also maintained his position regarding the players he desired to be at the team.
“Jingles” was fired by Bafana in the early months of 2012, but he later joined Sundowns as their coach and helped them escape relegation. He went on to win the league championship the following season.
“One thing about Pitso is he stood his ground when he took over at Sundowns and he got his way and got the players that he wanted,” Hunt told Peter du Toit on ThisisFootball Africa podcast
“The foreign coaches came in, not saying they were bad coaches, they were great coaches with great CVs but I don’t think they knew the market on where to get players where else Pitso changed everything at Sundowns.
“You have to give Pitso a lot of credit because he said no to someone at the higher hierarchy.”
“I think knowing Pitso, he has ambitions to get into the ‘first world’ league, no disrespect to where he is or where we are. First world league in terms of more publicity, bigger clubs, bigger competition where you go to a game where there are 20-30 000 people a week. I think he wants to be in that space you know, he has that avenue now,” he said