Egyptian Legend Hassan Shehata Believes Recent Media Comments Led to Pitso Mosimane Opting to Leave Al Ahly

Egyptian Legend Hassan Shehata Believes Recent Media Comments Led to Pitso Mosimane Opting to Leave Al Ahly

  • Egyptian legend Hassan Shehata has described Pitso Mosimane as one of the greatest and was shocked by resignation
  • Pitso Mosimane opted to leave Al Ahly after only two successful years in charge of the Egyptian giants
  • Hassan Shehata believes that Pitso Mosimane's recent comments and actions led to his decision to leave

Egyptian legend Hassan Shehata has weighed in on Pitso Mosimane’s sudden departure from Al Ahly.

Shehata was head coach of Egypt between 2004 and 2011 and led the national team to three consecutive AFCON titles during that time.

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Pitso Mosimane's departure from Al Ahly came as a surprise to Hassan Shehata but the former Egyptian coach believes he knows why it happened. Image: APP/NurPhoto/ Ian Kington
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Shehata, who is considered one of the greatest managers in African football history, described Pitso as ‘one of the greatest coaches’ as reported by iDiski Times and added that he was surprised by the South African’s departure.

He added that Pitso wasn’t focused during his last few weeks at the club and that led to the drop in form.

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“Certain things did not give him the right to continue with Al Ahly, I consider him one of the greatest coaches and he did a great job with Al Ahly, but the things that were offered to him from Qatar made him think a lot,” he said.

Shehata also believes that Pitso’s recent comments he made in the media were also one of the reasons he left, Soccer Laduma confirmed.

"His recent actions and comments were the reasons behind his departure," he said.

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Egyptian giants Al Ahly part ways with coach Pitso Mosimane after less than two years in the job

In a bombshell of note, Al Ahly and Pitso Mosimane are no longer in a union.

As reported by Sports Brief, the club announced earlier that it had agreed with the 57-year-old Mosimane for the termination of his contract.

Samy Komsan will take over in an interim capacity until a permanent coach is found to replace Mosimane.