FINALLY PITSO Mosimane breaks ranks with his long serving club Mamelodi Sundowns.
Too many were not surprised because ‘Jingles’ has always insisted on leaving the club, though then it was unconfirmed.
The news broke this morning that he tendered his resignation to join other top African elite sides either Al Ahly of Egypt or CAF Champions League Wydad Casablanca of Morocco.
Both sides have shown keen interest in the Krugersdorp mentor, who has a sterling record with Downs- having won ten silverwares under his watch. He was rumoured to earn a staggering R1m salary.
Reasons for his resignation were not given but knowing Pitso he will let the cat out.
Some allege one of the many reasons could be the inclusion of suspended defender Tebogo Langerman in the team sheet of players that took to the field in the Nedbank Cup final match against Bloemfontein Celtic three weeks ago, that prompted the President of the club Patrice Motsepe issuing an apology letter and threatening to fire those responsible for such oversight.
The club is also rumoured to be run by certain individuals with personal interest and knowing ‘Jingles’ for applying discipline and principle, he thus decided to jump ship- Gatvol if you may. Sources also allege incriminating interference and favouritism which he did not take kindly to.
Its unknown what will happen to his tactical team and if he did have a conversation with the Motsepe before taking this decision.
Downs’ did not issue statement on the resignation of one of SA’s decorated black coaches ever.
Question is who will feel those big shoes?
Image (This picture says it all. Pitso ‘Jingles’ Mosimane leaves Downs in the cold).