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Pitso reveals what he'd do on a sabbatical

News24
11 Jun 2019, 17:42 GMT+10

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane revealed he would learn from some of the best coaches in the world if he were to take a sabbatical from the club.

Mosimane has brought unprecedented success to Sundowns since 2012 where he was won eight major trophies including the CAF Champions League in 2016.

There has been suggestions he may take a break following an exhaustive schedule both domestically and in Africa, however, it seems he does not yet have plans to take a sabbatical.

Nonetheless, he revealed he would acquire more coaching education if he did, saying: "It can be tiring, and sometimes when you pull back you are not losing.

"For me if I have to take a sabbatical, I'm not saying I'm taking one now and stress everybody at Sundowns...but if I have to then I'll go learn.

"I'll follow Pep [Guardiola], I'll follow Thomas Tuchel [PSG manager], I'll follow the coach at Napoli [Carlo Ancelotti], I'll follow the coach at Eintracht Frankfurt [Adi Hutter], I'll follow the Ajax Amsterdam coach [Erik ten Hag].

"There's a new generation [of coaches] coming and I'd like to see how they do things, why they do things this way. I'll go learn and when I come back I'll be much stronger, a better coach. People are far ahead. I feel if I do that, I'll contribute more to the country."

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