Cape Town - Mamelodi
Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane says the arrival
of technical director Erik Hamren will improve the overall
state of the Absa Premiership giants.
Hamren, 60, arrived at
Chloorkop this week to complete his move to the Brazilians and brings a wealth
of experience as the former Sweden national team coach.
Before his seven-year
spell with the national team, he won league titles in Denmark and Norway with
AB Alborg and Rosenborg respectively.
However, in the South
African Premiership, there's been a trend of the technical director usually
replacing the head coach if targets aren't met - but Mosimane feels no pressure
about the presence of the Swede.
"How can I be
(worried about my job)? No! I am not. I can’t do everything," Mosimane
told IOL website. "I can't coach eight satellites and seven teams
in the youth. There's a lot of work.
"Erik is head of
technical," the former Bafana Bafana coach added. "He is coming to
help us on the senior team and the youth, more on the youth.
"We have a lot of
work on the youth. We have about eight satellites in Pretoria and seven teams
in the youth up to the MDC (reserve team that plays in the MultiChoice Diski
"We are trying to
intensify that so that we can speed up the process of producing players like
Keletso (Makgalwa). I think that it was the good time to bring him up just like
we did with (Motjeka) Madisha and Percy Tau from the MDC.
"So, we aren’t
that bad in that regard (promoting players from within) and they are quality.
We are trying to speed up that process."