Pitso’s Advise To Arthur Zwane

Pitso Mosimane has granted Arthur Zwane the advises considering the burden on his shoulders after he was appointed as the new Kaizer Chiefs head coach last month.

Zwane’s appointment came after Stuart Baxter who was on his second stint with Amakhosi was shown the exit following the string of poor results.

Mosimane has always been known as someone who stands for local coaches and backs them whenever they’re given opportunities. Talking at PrimeSportsWithMahlatse, Jingles said Zwane must do what he wants to do.

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“Arthur Zwane must say what he wants to do and how he wants the team to play but he must have the players to play the way he wants. He can make it and I support him. he’s a local coach,” Mosimane said.

“All those years ago when I got a chance, I was at SuperSport United and with a team that was at the bottom of the log, but he is at Kaizer Chiefs and this is a big one.

“He must work hard, he has to trust his instincts, he has to give direction and he has to provide the philosophy of how the team must play. Philosophy is not based on what he wants, it is based on the players he has.

“I always like to say that everybody likes to play like Manchester City but do you have players like Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva or Riyad Mahrez? If you don’t have players to take on opposition one-on-one and world class wingers, don’t adopt the Manchester City style because that is their strength.

“If you want to follow Liverpool’s shape of 4-3-3, which is different from Man City, you must have Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah coming inside. Liverpool also rely on their fullbacks to cross the ball.

“You can’t say you want to play the Liverpool way. You must have your way and your way is determined by the players you have and those players must play to a shape, formation and system,” added Mosimane.

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“He must know what he wants, what he has and he must play to his strength. We used to criticise coach Ernst Middendorp [Chiefs’ coach in 2019-20]. I also used to criticise him, but he gave us trouble and he nearly won the league.”

Mosimane is arguably the best coach in Africa at the moment. The footmarks he left in Africa while leading Sundowns in the CAF Champions League made it enough for Al Ahly to trust him with their project.

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