BREAKING NEWS: Pitso Mosimane Parts Ways With Egyptian Giants Al Ahly
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By Our Correspondent
Egyptian giants, Al Ahly have announced the shock decision to part ways Pitso Mosimane after a crunch meeting between the coach and the club’s management took place.
Al Ahly expressed their desire to continue the relationship as they were happy with the work of Pitso Mosimane.
However, the three-time CAF Champions League winning coach asked to be released of his contract.
A meeting was held on Monday between Mosimane’s agent and Al Ahly bosses where it was decided that the coach will not continue in charge.
“Al Ahly and Pitso Mosimane reached an agreement to part ways,” Al Ahly confirmed.
“Mahmoud El Khatib, the club’s president, held a meeting with Yassin Mansour, the chairman of Al Ahly Football Company, Hossam Ghaly, the club’s board member, and the Planning Committee members, to discuss Mosimane’s future with the club.”
Over the past few days, there has been speculation about Mosimane’s future in Cairo especially after Al Ahly recently lost the Caf Champions League final to Wydad Casablanca.
Rumours that the South African was about to leave Al Ahly spread more at the weekend when his agent Moira Tlhagale flew to Egypt to meet the club’s bosses.
The coach was not on the bench when Al Ahly defeated Al Masry Salloum in the Egyptian Cup on Sunday and was also absent from Monday’s morning training session.
Mosimane leaves Al Ahly after helping them to two Champions League titles, as many Caf Super Cups and the Egyptian Cup.
His backroom staff members, who include fitness trainer Kabelo Rangoaga as well as performance analysts Musi Matlaba and Kyle Solomon, are expected to follow him through the exit door.
In March, Mosimane had extended his Al Ahly contract by a further two years following prolonged talks as a reward for the back-to-back Champions League triumphs.
Mosimane became Ahly’s 3rd longest serving coach since 2000 lasting 619 on the dugout while Hossam El Badry – 628 was second and Manuel José – 1977 first.
Pitso leaves the club with six titles under his belt, including two CAF Champions League trophies and a 3rd place in the Club World Cup.
The Egyptian giants lost the 2022 CAF Champions League final against Whydad of Morocco 2-0 on May 30.