SuperSport United CEO Stanley Matthews on holding talks with Sven-Goran Eriksson and the future of Reyaad Pieterse

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The Matsatsantsa boss has revealed that the club will listen to offers for one of their star goalkeepers

SuperSport United goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse is on the lookout for a new club after the club confirmed that they were willing to let him go, if a sufficient offer is made.

Pieterse, who joined Matsatsantsa from Kaizer Chiefs  in 2016, has gone on to make a name for himself at SuperSport. But with Ronwen Williams ahead of him in the pecking order, he has seen his game time limited.

Pieterse made just 16 league appearances last season, which was predominantly down to the injury which Williams sustained during the course of the season.

However, speaking to SowetanLive, SuperSport CEO Stanley Matthews confirmed that Pieterse would leave the club during the current transfer window.

"Reyaad has expressed that he hasn't gotten the game time he would have liked last season‚" Matthews told SowetanLive.

"I don't think he is that happy about not getting that game time,” he expressed.

"The discussion I had with him was that if there is a move out there for him then we would entertain it,” he added.

"He has delivered for me and is a true professional but Ronwen has proven to be our number one. And Ronwen has been with us since he was 12,” he said.  

Furthermore, Matthews confirmed that there has been interest in Pieterse, both locally and abroad. Previous reports, suggested that Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs were all interested in the 26-year-old’s services.

"There has been some interest in Reyaad both locally and internationally,” he revealed.

"We are open to it but that is something that him‚ his agent and myself are talking about,” he said,

"We have given him the green light to him if a good offer comes. From a business perspective it will also help balance the books," he explained.

Meanwhile, in other reports by the publication, Matthews has also revealed that the club were in talks with former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson about taking over the role as technical director.

But it was not to be as the Swedish-born mentor wanted a head coaching role, something which the SuperSport hierarchy were not willing to budge on.

“I spoke to him (Eriksson) before the World Cup with the view of him coming over to become our technical director‚ but he wanted to be a head coach‚” Matthews said.

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“I wanted someone with international experience to come and impart his knowledge to Kaitano and the rest of our coaches here,” he continued.

"He is highly experienced with an impressive CV but unfortunately we could not agree with him," Matthews added.

 

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