Former Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has opened up on the latest offers he’s received, saying there is potential interest from Asia, North America and even Europe in his services.
Mosimane, 56, left Al Wahda in November after just 10 games in charge of the United Arab Emirates side – which was the shortest stint at a club of his managerial career.
He did tell local journalists during an exclusive press conference with the South African Football Journalists Association that he has no plans to rush back into a job, as he wants to spend Christmas with his family.
However, he did also admit that he has received some offers for a new job already, one even from Eastern Europe, while also admitting that he might wait until after the Africa Cup of Nations to see if an exciting national team job becomes available.
“To be honest, there is interest in me now and in a totally different space that you and me could ever think of – Asia, not the Gulf,” he stated.
“So there has been interest. And there’s been an interesting one also from North America. And why not? Why not go to North America, why not go to Japan, China, those places, because also for us, it is also our legacy.
“So if you can get a project that’s interesting in the Gulf, just for example, and a similar project in Asia, probably I would go to Asia, just to go see.
“I mean, when I say Asia, I know the Gulf is Asia, but I mean easy now, why not? And there’s also an interest not only interest, just a conversation in Europe suddenly. Maybe this will break that ice, I don’t know? But I mean Eastern Europe, not the ones that we all talk about – France, England, Italy and those ones.
“So probably there might be interest back at home and also maybe national teams, that depends which one and depends on the vision also.
“And its Cup of Nations in January, so maybe short term, maybe too early for that. But maybe after January, which is the World Cup qualifiers keep going on, so maybe that can also interest me, but it has to be the right thing.
“But on that one, national teams, I don’t have a problem to be back in the continent, but club-wise no.”