Absa Premiership

Pitso backs 'Downs technical director

2018-01-15 12:45
Erik Hamren (Gallo Images)

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 Challenge).

"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."

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