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.


NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Sunday, 25 February 2018
Golden Arrows v Ajax Cape Town, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:15
Chippa United v Orlando Pirates, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Baroka FC v Cape Town City FC, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Ajax Cape Town v SuperSport United, Athlone Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.