South African Coach Pitso Mosimane Finally Leaves Al-Ahli Jeddah, Makes Stunning Statement

South African Coach Pitso Mosimane Finally Leaves Al-Ahli Jeddah, Makes Stunning Statement

Ibitoye Shittu
June 15, 2023 at 6:41 PM
  • Pitso Mosimane has departed Al-Ahli Jeddah with the world now waiting for his next destination
  • The South African coach made the announcement on Thursday afternoon, June 15, thanking the club
  • It is not yet clear where the 58-year-old is planning to move to following his exit from Al-Ahli Jeddah

Despite leading them back to the Saudi Pro League, South African coach Pitso Mosimane on Thursday afternoon, June 15, confirmed his departure at Al-Ahli Jeddah after 10 months in charge.

The 58-year-old experienced football gaffer was hired in September 2022 as a replacement for Uruguayan coach Robert Siboldi and was given the mandate to secure promotion for the club.

Mosimane against all odds recorded his name in gold at the Saudi club as he helped them to gain promotion back to the top flight.

Pitso Mosimane, Zamalek, Al Ahli
South African coach Pitso Mosimane. Photo by APP/Nur
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The former Mamelodi Sundowns handler took to his official Twitter page to announce his exit at Al-Ahli Jeddah.

He also thanked Al-Ahli players and the technical staff for their work, in addition to the club’s supporters whose presence in the stands was a huge motivation to him and the players.

Born in Kagiso, Mosimane is one of the longest-serving and most decorated coaches in all of South African football, having won multiple major trophies with SuperSport United between 2001 and 2007 and Mamelodi Sundowns between 2012 and 2020.

In 2023, Mosimane launched his football development program, Pitso Mosimane Soccer Schools.

Al Ahli Saudi wants Mourinho

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Al-Ahli Saudi is on a quest to appoint a new high-profile manager ahead of next season.

Pitso Mosimane currently manages the Saudi Arabian side, but the club hasn’t hidden its ambitions of wanting to replace the South African tactician.

With Al-Ahli securing promotion back to the Saudi Pro League, the team’s management has revealed that they wanted to appoint a big-name coach and were linked with a move for Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri.

The former Real Madrid and Manchester United manager led Roma to back-to-back European finals and is a proven trophy winner.

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