Bruce Grobbelaar: Pitso Mosimane and crew lied to get me fired

Bruce Grobbelaar has slammed Pitso Mosimane and other staff members for framing him while he was the head coach of SuperSport United in 2011.

The former Liverpool goalkeeper was sacked in October 2011 as coach of the club, and Mosimane took over the reins in a temporary capacity.

In an interview with Robert Marawa on Metro FM, Grobbelaar said, “There were a lot of people and there were newspapers speculating and telling stories that I was fired by SuperSport because of drinking. Well, let me put it clear and straight with you.”

“They did not like it when I first came in and I brought back a goalkeeper from Australia called Mike [Michael] Utting.

“He is a New Zealander that was a SuperSport player but he was put on loan to an Australian team because he had a little bit of a drinking problem, and when I brought him back that is when we started winning games. He liked to drink.

“Then after 18 months, someone in the club put a letter out to the owners that I was drinking all the time. So the owners thought that they could get me fired.

“Well, I had already planned that I would ask the players and I had all players put down in writing if they have ever seen me drunk at training.

“Three [people knew] – that was my assistant who is now with Mamelodi Sundowns, Pitso Mosimane. There was another player that put it down, he was the other assistant and the kit manager. Those are the only people who said they saw me drunk.

“The players never said that they saw me drunk. SuperSport had to pay me my full contract out because they lied to the newspaper saying that I was drunk – that is why I left SuperSport United.”

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