Cape Town - Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael believes Mamelodi Sundowns
boss Pitso Mosimane deserves to be named the Absa Premiership's Coach of the Season.
Despite leading Stars to a superb sixth-placed finish in the
league and winning the Nedbank Cup, Eymael takes the view that the manager who
wins the league deserves to get the gong.
The Belgian was not nominated for the award with Maritzburg
United's Fadlu Davids and Orlando Pirates' Milutin Sredojevic getting the nod
ahead of him.
He told Kickoff: "I have received a lot of questions
about that. You know for me it doesn't matter because my work is talking for
me, if the PSL continue to ignore me that's their problem.
"Secondly, I think Pitso will deserve to receive the
award of the coach of the year because he won the PSL. In all the countries
it's the coach who won the league who gets the trophy. I think it's completely
"For the rest, you know Antonio Conte won the [FA] Cup
on Saturday, also he has not been nominated for the coach of the season, so
it's normal. It's Pep Guardiola who received the coach of the season in England
and I think it's completely normal.
"But now if the PSL wants to do another thing and
create a trophy for the coach who improved the most a team, that will be
another problem. But you know to be nominated and not get the trophy, it's the
same thing for me.
"Like I said, the work is talking for me...and yeah we
can talk a lot on that but for me the guy who deserves it is Pitso Mosimane
because he won the league. Then for me all the rest is just talking."