Morrocan giants close to signing Ex-Sundowns Coach – Details

Morrocan giants close to signing Ex-Sundowns Coach – Details

Morrocan giants, Wydad Casablanca are close to signing former Mamelodi Sundowns coach, according to The South African sources. 

Moroccan powerhouse Wydad is on the brink of securing a deal with former Mamelodi Sundowns Head Coach Rulani Mokwena. The 37-year-old’s strong connection with Wydad supporters has reportedly played a crucial role in the club’s decision to pursue him.

Contract details and salary offer

Sources from Casablanca indicate that Mokwena is poised to receive a lucrative two-year contract. Which comes with an option for an extension, and a monthly salary exceeding R500,000. He is also expected to have the authority to bring in up to three members of his technical team, including trusted associate Michael Loftman.

Wydad Casablanca’s pursuit of Mokwena underscores their commitment to securing a coach known for his distinctive style and strong fan appeal. Supporters hold Mokwena in high regard for his coaching philosophy, which resonates deeply within the club.

Insights from a close source

According to The South African, a source close to the negotiations remarked, “Rulani Mokwena commands immense respect as a coach. Not just locally but across the continent, particularly here in Morocco. His style of football resonates deeply with fans, who admire and value his approach. The club has extended a generous three-year contract offer to him. Which reflects their confidence in his ability to lead and innovate.”

The Morrocan giants is expected to formally announce the details of the contract by the end of the week, pending finalisation of specific terms. Fans and stakeholders eagerly await this official confirmation. And are eager for clarity on the agreement’s terms and the strategic direction under Mokwena’s leadership.

Mokwena speaks his truth about Sundowns exit 

Rulani Mokwena, former coach of Mamelodi Sundowns, has provided clarity on his departure from the club, asserting that he did not willingly leave as previously stated by the club.

In a candid interview with Robert Marawa on MSW, Mokwena emphasised: “I didn’t want to leave. I have to make it clear that I didn’t want to leave. My hand was forced.” 

This assertion contradicts Sundowns’ earlier announcement, which claimed an amicable agreement to part ways.

Mokwena’s remarks suggest there may have been underlying internal conflicts or disagreements within the club that precipitated his unexpected exit. While Sundowns cited club objectives and expectations for their decision, Mokwena’s revelation portrays a different perspective on the circumstances surrounding his departure.

During his tenure, Mokwena achieved significant success, securing multiple league titles despite reported tensions with sporting director Flemming Berg. The nature of these conflicts and their impact on Mokwena’s departure remains a subject of speculation and interest among football enthusiasts.