Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane has revealed why he would never a European team.
Mosimane said the European teams aren’t willing to appoint black coaches.
Mosimane has long been a strong voice for black coaches all over the world, and had this to say to the South African Football Journalists Association on Wednesday, when asked if he thought he could ever get a job in Europe
You want to tell me that out of all the black coaches in England, no one can coach?” he said.
“It is unbelievable. Abedi Pele, Tony Yeboah, Dwight Yorke, John Barnes, where are they? You are telling me none of them can coach? We grew up looking at these people as heroes but we have yet to see one, even in the first division.”
Barnes did briefly coach Glasgow Celtic, the Jamaican national team and Tranmere Rovers, but Mosimane’s point remains valid, and is often discussed in the English game.
Mosimane added: “Let me stay in the continent and maybe in the Gulf (there are opportunities). We don’t need to do football in Europe.”
The former Sundowns mentor won the Caf Champions League twice with Al Ahly in the space of a year, and also finished third in the 2021 Fifa Club World Cup but even this was not enough for him to make the nominees for Fifa’s Coach of the Year Award.