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The 42-year-old KwaZulu Natal-born mentor was announced as Sundowns assistant last Friday, and he tells Goal that he doesn't have any intentions of taking Mosimane's job

By Ernest Makhaya

Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach Manqoba Mngqithi has told Goal that he was appointed by coach Pitso Mosimane and not by the club.

Mngqithi, who coached Golden Arrows, AmaZulu and Chippa United in the PSL, revealed that his working relationship with Mosimane is great despite concerns that the two would not get along as time goes on.

"I was appointed by Pitso and not by Sundowns," Mngqithi told Goal. "My relationship with Pitso is great. I should have worked with him while he was still coaching Bafana, but I couldn't leave Arrows because then I had a contract to honour," he said.

"Power isn't everything to me. I have assured the management that if Pitso goes then I go because I am not here to take Pitso's job," he added to Goal.

Mngqithi also confirmed that he's at the same level with Alex Bapela, who is also Mosimane's assistant, despite being more experienced than him in coaching.

"No one is superior than the other. I have enjoyed working with Barnes so far although I am more experienced than him, but like I said power is not everything," said Mngqithi.

The 42-year-old Mngqithi said that it was never difficult for him to take the Sundowns' job, because he always wants to provide for his family.

"It was an easy decision, because my aim is always to work and earn money at the end of the day. I know my background and it is easy to make such decisions when opportunities like these present themselves," concluded Mngqithi.

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