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Former Mamelodi Sundowns captain Nthethe has no regrets about ditching TS Galaxy

Celtic legend ruled out possibility of being in the coaching hot seat at a PSL club

Former Mamelodi sunset Captain Thabo Nthethe insists he has no regrets about his failed managerial career at TS Galaxy.

The retired center-back was announced as the new Galaxy squad manager by club president Tim Sukazi ahead of the start of the current season.

However, Nthethe resigned from the Mpumalanga-based side after a month and he refused to reveal his reasons for leaving the club.

The former Bafana international Bafana joined the club as a player at the start of the 2019/20 National First Division (NFD) season, but retired in January 2020.

“I don’t regret that my career as a team manager has yet to materialize,” said Nthethe. Daily sun.

“I had a great time playing at Galaxy. Being a manager is one of the things I would love to do for the benefit of any team. I looked forward to the position Sukazi offered me.

“But things never turned out the way I planned and I decided to move on with my life. I still believe that will eventually happen when the time is right.

The 36-year-old, who turned out for Sundowns, Bloemfontein Celtic and Chippa United in the PSL, is not interested in becoming a coach.

“I don’t see myself on the bench as a PSL coach. If that happens, it will be with the development structures, ”he added.

“I can only advise the coach of the first team in being in the role of manager, but not become the man at the helm.”

Nthethe helped Celtic win the 2012 Telkom Knockout triumph as club captain, before moving to Sundowns the following year.

The Bloemfontein-born player said he won the Caf Champions League trophy with Downs in 2016 was his biggest achievement at club level.

“I won a lot of trophies, but winning the Champions League was definitely the icing on the cake of my career,” he said.

“It was a great moment, not only for me and the Sundowns fans, but for the football fraternity of South Africa. “

Nthethe also helped Sundowns clinch three PSL titles, Nedbank Cup and Telkom Knockout under coach Pitso Mosimane.


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