AL Ahly announced the news in a statement, revealing that Pitso Mosimane asked to step down despite the executive still wanting him to lead the team. Pitso ‘Jingles’ Mosimane (born 26 July 1964) is a South African football manager and former player. 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.
He left Mamelodi Sundowns as the only man to win five league titles in 2020, joining Ahly with a mandate to end their seven-year wait for the CAF Champions League. He delivered two within 2 years.
“Ahmoud El Khatib, the club’s president, held a meeting with Yasin Mansour, the chairman of Al Ahly FC, Hossam Ghaly, the club’s board member and the planing committee members to discuss Mosimane’s future with the club.
“During the meeting, they all decided t]hat he should continue his mission with Al Ahly as a result of the achievement he managed to accomplished during the previous period.
“However, during the meeting that was previously held, Mosimane requested to leave and that ‘he is satisfied with the achievements he managed to accomplished with the club.
“Later on Mosimane’s decision was discussed and it was decided to approve his request to part was with the club and to thank him for the achievements that he accomplished with the club.”
In Egypt the former Sundowns manager won the Caf Champions League twice, the Caf Super Cup twice, and also claimed the Egyptian Cup at Ahly.
2019/20: CAF Champions League and the Egyptian Cup
20/21: Champions League title and the CAF Super Cup
21/22: CAF Super Cup
Mosimane also achieved back-to-back Fifa Club World Cup bronze last year and this year.
Add in the 2016 Caf Champions League victory with Sundowns, Mosimane now has three continental titles to his name, enough to put him right up there with the greatest African coaches, surely.