Pitso Mosimane

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – MARCH 02: SuperSport interviews Pitso Mosimane, Coach of Mamelodi Sundowns FC during the Absa Premiership match between AmaZulu FC and Mamelodi Sundowns at King Zwelithini Stadium on March 02, 2018 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Gerhard Duraan/Gallo Images)

Mamelodi Sundowns: Is a break from football on the cards for Pitso?

It could be a well-earned rest for “Jingles”.

Pitso Mosimane

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – MARCH 02: SuperSport interviews Pitso Mosimane, Coach of Mamelodi Sundowns FC during the Absa Premiership match between AmaZulu FC and Mamelodi Sundowns at King Zwelithini Stadium on March 02, 2018 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Gerhard Duraan/Gallo Images)

The man who masterminded a record eighth Premier Soccer League (PSL) triumph for Mamelodi Sundowns, Pitso Mosimane could be taking some time away from the game after a gruelling six years at the helm of one of South Africa’s biggest clubs.

The Brazilians beat Ajax Cape Town 3-1 on Saturday to secure the title, with a game still yet to play, and Kick Off reports that Mosimane is considering at least a year-long sabbatical from football, citing exhaustion.

“I am a little bit tired because it’s been four years of football with no off-season,” says Mosimane.

“To be honest I am speaking to my family and maybe I will take off one year from football. We will see, it’s been too much.

“We have been through a lot with my family and probably some of you saw it in the media.”

The 2017/18 title is Mosimane’s third league triumph at the Pretoria side, and his seventh major trophy at the club since taking over from former Dutch midfielder, Johan Neeskens in 2012. This was after an indifferent two-year stint as Bafana Bafana head coach, where he failed to failed to secure qualification for the 2014 African Nations Cup.

His biggest triumph at the Pretoria side was arguably the CAF Champions League triumph in 2016, which also earned him the honour of being named African Coach of the Year that year.

Sundowns were knocked out in the quarterfinal stage of the competition in 2017, but are now currently the only South African side remaining in this year’s edition of the tournament, which is in the group stages.

Their last fixture of the current PSL campaign is against Free State Stars on Saturday, 12 May.

PSL: Latest results and PSL log for 28 April 2018