The 35-year-old midfielder will be a free-agent when his contract with English Premier League (EPL) club Sunderland AFC expires at the end of this month.
“Obviously Moeneeb knows I’m a Pirates fan. When he was still playing at Pirates I always used to shout at him when they lost‚” Pienaar was quoted on Times Live.
“He knows how passionate I am about the club. And‚ yeah‚ for him to speak so much about it‚ he knows where I come from. My career is coming to an end. Your last two years you want to play at a club where you feel loved," he continued.
“A club where you want to be there. It’s not like you’re playing where you just want to finish. I want to go to a club where I’m welcome‚ where I can play here (in SA) and finish in a nice way.”
“They’ve got quality in the team. Somehow it just doesn’t work out. But I can’t give my opinion on that. From a supporters’ side it’s as disappointing for me as all the other supporters," he added.
“But it is a big club. And obviously if you get an opportunity to play for a big club‚ any player will take it. But‚ like I said‚ I’m just a supporter. I haven’t spoken to the chairman (Irvin Khoza) this year. We’ll see what will happen," Pienaar explained.
“If it’s any club in South Africa‚ like I say‚ if I feel loved in that place then I’ll take that opportunity.”
“Yeah‚ I’m done. I told myself last season would be my last. But I can say that I played for 10 years in the Premier League. That’s an achievement on its own," he stressed.
“All the other stuff about the clubs‚ I leave that up to my agent to deal with. I told him‚ ‘I’m with my family – when you have something call me’," Pienaar concluded.