Pitso Mosimanea�s speaking after Sundowns won the 2017-18 Absa Premiership with a game to spare beating Ajax Cape Town 3-1 at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturdaya�s said four years of no off-seasons due to his teama��s continental exertions have left him tired and needing a rest.
Under Mosimanea�s Sundowns have won the league in 2013-14a�s 2015-16 and now 2017-18a�s the Nedbank Cup in 2014-15a�s the Telkom Knockout in 2015-16 and the Caf Champions League in 2016a�s the year he won Cafa��s coach of the year award.
It is hard to know how serious Mosimane might be about stating an intention to take a break at some stage a�� though he stressed he was being.
His statement was accompanied by not being able to stop himself continuing on his moan of the past month about SuperSport 4 TV analysts supposedly punting others a�� notably Maritzburg United coach Fadlu Davids a�� for the PSLa��s coach of the season award.
a�?I dona��t knowa�s Ia��m a little bit tired. Noa�s noa�s Ia��m being serious a�� I am a bit tireda�sa�? Mosimane said.
a�?Because wea��ve been four years with no off-season and to be honest Ia��m speaking to my familya�s [about] maybe taking a sabbatical one day.
a�?Soa�s wea��ll see. Ita��s been too much. Wea��ve been through too mucha�s with my family. And some of you probably know a�� you see it in the media.
a�?We (Sundowns) have been just holding it (together). Wea��ve been expected to wina�s travellinga�s make sure that the team qualifies for Champions League without any problems.
a�?Playing on a heavya�s rain-soaked pitcha�s making sure that the team qualifies for the group stages. And also trying to win the Nedbank Cupa�s and playing on a Wednesday against Golden Arrowsa�s and playing against a well-rested Maritzburg United.
a�?But we also need to show integrity. I think ita��s 13 or 14 points between us and Maritzburg (16 after the weekenda��s results)a�s and I think a little bit of respect can also come in there.
a�?And then all these talks can calm down a little bit. You know which talks I mean. Ia��ve been through a lot. SuperSport 4 has never given me a chance and given me credit
a�?But ita��s OK a�� thata��s the best way to write it up. On the pitcha�s therea��s nothing more.A� And I think a�?Michoa�� (Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic) must also get a chance in the coach of the year. He took Pirates from 11tha�s and look where they area�s back in the Champions League.
a�?So Micho also deserves a chance. But you knowa�s youa��ve got cheerleaders out there who dona��t even give him a chance.a�?
The Brazilians complete their PSL season against Bloemfontein Celtic at Dr Molemela Stadium on Saturdaya�s May 12.