United to decide on Mosimane's future

SuperSport United have confirmed that they have received a letter from the South African Football Association (SAFA) asking the club for permission to hold talks with their coach Pitso Mosimane with a view to roping him in as Carlos Alberto Parreira's local assistant.

"Look, we have received the letter from SAFA, but haven't decided anything yet," United's Director of Football, Stan Matthews, told the Pretoria News.

Matthews, however, added: "SAFA wants to offer him a job on a part-time basis, something of which we take a dim view.

"But we will study the terms of the contract and arrange a meeting with SAFA to discuss the matter before the end of the week."

According to Matthews, the significant part of the deal is how Mosimane's possible involvement with Bafana would affect his duties as United head coach.

"In a nutshell, we need to discuss how he will handle the dual roles should he accept the offer, whether his absence from United will be for hours, days or weeks," said Matthews.

Meanwhile, SuperSport United Chairperson Khulu Sibiya said at the weekend that he would rather see Mosimane employed by SAFA on a full-time basis.

"In that way, he would be hugely involved in the national team," said Sibiya.

"I don't understand how they could employ Parreira's first assistant, Jairo Cesar Leal, on a full-time basis, but fail to do the same with local coaches," he added.

Mosimane, however, has expressed delight at the prospect of working with Parreira, saying he had "nothing to lose, but much to gain", from assisting the Brazilian.

"Working with Parreira will be of huge benefit to me," said Mosimane.

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