Pitso Mosimane resigns as Mamelodi Sundowns coach to join Al Ahly
Reports suggest Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has resigned as the club’s coach and is set to join either Al Ahly of Egypt as well as his bitter rivals in the Caf Champions League Wydad Casablanca of Morocco.
Mosimane as reported by TimesLive is set to start his job as soon as he is available.
Mosimane who won his fifth South African championship with Sundowns last month, was approached by the North African clubs after he delivered the club’s 10th Premiership title on a dramatic final day of the season in which the Brazilians overtook Kaizer Chiefs who had been in the driving seat of the title race all season.
The publication has not yet ascertained how Mamelodi Sundowns and the club he is joining will handle the four-year contract he till has with the South African giants.
Reports in Egypt had suggested that Al Ahly were after Italian Luciano Spalleti but Ahly president Mohmoud El Khatib is a huge fan of Mosimane.
Khatib was among the first to send his congratulations when Mosimane led Sundowns to a domestic treble success by adding the Nedbank Cup to the Telkom Knockout and Absa Premiership titles they’d already won earlier.
The source who spoke to the publication said the club that Mosimane joins wants him to lead them to success in the CAF African Champions League.
“The club he is going to has asked him to join immediately with the desire that he leads them to success in the Caf African Champions League title.”
Mosimane last won the CAF African Champions League in 2016 with Sundowns.
When contacted for comment, Sundowns’ Yogesh Singh said there was no truth to the matter.
“We have seen these things on the online media about Pitso being linked to Al Ahly. But he has not resigned. This speculation comes because the coach of Al Ahly resigned on Sunday.”
Efforts by the publication to get a comment from Mosimane proved futile as he did not answer his phone and messages left for him were not returned.