Former Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane has ruled out the possibilities of making a u-turn to Bafana despite his success with Masandawana.
The national team hot seat could be vacant following Bafana’s African Cup of Nations quarter-finals eliminations with the coach’s future being uncertain.
Mosimane believes that his return could make a lot of disputes especially due to rivalries among Premier League Clubs thus he feels the need to remain with the Tshwane giants.
“I don’t think it is possible that I’ll be a coach of Bafana again,” Mosimane was quoted as saying by SunSport.
“I have accepted the rivalry [between Sundowns, Pirates and Chiefs] is high, do you know what I’m trying to say. You know Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs fans can’t love me.”
Mosimane has however shared his thought on the type of potential successor SAFA should look at if they decide to look within the country.
“We have to be realistic. If we say we want a certain style of play, we must have a coach who must help us have that certain style of play of football,” Mosimane explained.
“The national team or the football association must head-hunt the coach they want to play the way they want, because if they don’t do that we’ll get stuck again,” he concluded.
With Mosimane shying away from the opportunity, Stuart Baxter’s potential successor remains unknown.