TS Galaxy coach Sead Ramovic has played down his public rift with Rulani Mokwena, saying he has nothing against the Mamelodi Sundowns boss.

The two coaches have been involved in a war of words this season that kicked off after Galaxy knocked Sundowns out of the Carling Knockout Cup clash on penalties.

Ramovic felt disrespected by the Brazilians’ mentor for comments he made after the match as he downplayed Galaxy’s achievement.

Rumblings between the two continued and appeared to come to a head when Ramovic was accused by Mokwena of encouraging his players to take retribution for an injury to Bernard Parker that left the player with a broken leg.

Galaxy announced that they would take Mokwena to court for claiming that he was told by one of the Rockets players of a plan to intentionally Bongani Zungu – for his previous tackle on Parker.

The two coaches avoided each other in their recent 1-1 DStv Premiership draw where Ramovic and the Sundowns fitness trainer could be seen coming close to blows.

But with the 2023/24 season drawing to a close, Ramovic has played down the spat.

He said in video on Marawa Sports Worldwide: “I don’t have anything against him [Rulani Mokwena]. It’s wrong to think like that. But many of us have different opinions about how we should live, how we should get treated and how we should treat others.

“My values and my principles that I got from my parents are to always be honest and treat everyone with kindness. And when I came [to South Africa] we had a very nice relationship [with Mokwena].

“But the thing started when he started to disrespect my players, my staff and of course myself. It’s where I raised my voice and nothing more.”