Pitso Mosimane set to join Abha Club

Pitso Mosimane is set to join Abha Club. Image: @TheRealPitso/Twitter

Mosimane prioritises family and vision in coaching break

Renowned coach Pitso Mosimane, currently on a career break, stresses the significance of family time and aligning with a team’s vision

Pitso Mosimane set to join Abha Club

Pitso Mosimane is set to join Abha Club. Image: @TheRealPitso/Twitter

Having left Al Wahda recently, Mosimane emphasises that any job offers must be compelling enough to interrupt his holiday plans and disrupt family time during the festive season. 

Mosimane’s deliberate pause

Former Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Ahly tactician, Pitso Mosimane, has recently shared that he’s in no hurry to secure a new coaching position. 

The 56-year-old, who departed from Al Wahda after a brief tenure of only 10 games, the shortest in his managerial career, emphasised that he values spending Christmas with his family. 

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Mosimane’s job offers criteria 

In an exclusive press conference with the South African Football Journalist Association (SAFJA), Mosimane expressed that any potential job offers would need to be compelling to divert his focus from this personal priority.

“We need to know what the team is like, what do they want, what do they expect us to do and what’s the vision,” Mosimane told SAFJA.

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“Then we start to say ‘ok, that’s interesting. It’s a good project’. The vision of the team also is important.

” It’s not about me sending my CV to clubs and all that. Yes, I’m not boasting [but] we can get employed next week, if we want. It’s not all about that.

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” I also just want to spend Christmas at home (laughs). Let me see my children, have Christmas, let me have food at home.

“When I’m back from my holiday, just before Christmas, eight to 10 days… I just don’t want to disturb that space of eight to 10 days before Christmas, and Christmas to New Years Eve.

“I think the best time to really, really go back to work is maybe after that space, when I’ve seen my family. My children are all around, schools are closed.

“To move now it must be a very, very big urgency. It must be worth it that I must cancel the holiday with my children and spend Christmas away from home.”

Pitso Mosimane, the seasoned coach with an illustrious career, remains deliberate in his decision to take a pause in his coaching journey. 

Undeterred by the immediacy of potential job opportunities, Mosimane places a premium on family time, particularly during the festive season. His considerations extend beyond professional appeal, underlining the significance of aligning with a team’s vision and the overall merit of a project. 

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