Pitso Mosimane’s pain to see Benni McCarthy lose his job has been followed by comments against foreign coaches.
Cape Town City parted ways with McCarthy before appointing Jan Olde Riekerink from the Netherlands - the change had also been preceded by AmaZulu dropping Cavin Johnson for the Slovein coach Jozef Vukusic. Not forgetting Clinton Larsen losing his Chippa United job before the arrival of Zimbabwe’s Norman Mapeza.
These decisions have thus left a feeling of disappointment on Mosimane.
“I never saw it coming. It’s unbelievable – I never thought Benni would take coaching this seriously and he really came in and took it to another level,” Mosimane began via Soccer Laduma.
“His team was playing very well, even though they didn’t win a lot of games this season. I mean the guy is two years as a head coach and has already won a cup.”
“I was very angry when Clinton Larsen (at Chippa United) was let go. I was not happy when Cavin Johnson (at AmaZulu) was let go – what has changed? I don’t see such a big difference."
"As South Africans, we don’t get the big jobs when we go to Slovakia or Serbia. They don’t take us. I can’t go to Germany, they won’t take me,” he said, adding; “but I talk for the coaches because the team owners will say they haven’t won for the last seven games. But you didn’t lose seven games, you dropped points. It’s sad because I like to talk for local coaches because they can do it,” Mosimane concluded.