Absa Premiership

Pitso still the boss, says Downs technical director

2018-01-18 12:16
Erik Hamren (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns' new head of the technical department, Erik Hamren, has assured supporters that he will not interfere with head coach Pitso Mosimane's work.

Hamren was appointed to work closely with the team's coaches and advise them when needed, while also reporting directly to the board to keep them informed of developments on a technical level.

In the wake of the former Sweden national team coach's appointment, some raised concerns that Mosimane's authority could be undermined. However, Hamren has moved to quell these fears.

"The head coach will always be the man in charge. It will be a big relationship [with Pitso] because the first team is the face of the club," Hamren said, as quoted by Sowetan Live.

"I hope to be close with all the coaches. I will learn a lot from Pitso and I hope he will learn a lot from me. The times we have spoken I have been impressed with his knowledge and passion to learn and be better."

He added: "I have a lot to learn about the club and culture. I will be doing a lot of observing and listening first."

Meanwhile Sundowns have confirmed that Algerian defender Fares Hachi has been loaned out to Chippa United for the remainder of the 2017/18 season.

Hachi has seemingly departed Chloorkop to make way for the arrival of fellow left-back Siyabonga Zulu, who joined Sundowns from Platinum Stars. The 28-year-old struggled for playing time this season and has made just three starts in the Premiership for the Brazilians.


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