Three-time CAF Champions League winner Pitso Mosimane has been appointed the new coach of Al Ahli Saudi Club, the club confirmed on Sunday, 25 September.
Mosimane was last in charge of Egyptian giants Al Ahly and has been linked in numerous clubs on the African continent since he parted ways with the club in June.
Now, all the speculation has ended, with Al Ahli Saudi confirming the appointment of the former Mamelodi Sundowns coach. Mosimane replaces Uruguayan coach Robert Dante Siboldi, who joined the club earlier this year.
There are high expectations for Mosimane at his new club. The club got relegated to the second tier of Saudi Arabian football and are looking to make a return to the top flight
Al Ahli are seventh on the table after five games in the 18-team league. They have won two games, drew twice and lost once.
The 58-year-old Mosimane won two Champions League titles while he was in charge of Egyptian outfit Al Ahly, and led them to a third-place finish on two occasions at the FIFA Club World Cup. He is one of Ahly’s most successful coaches and will now be looking to make an even bigger impression to ensure the club returns to the top of Saudi Arabian football. The club has won the Saudi Professional League three times and have a record of 13 King’s Cup titles. A lot will be expected from Mosimane, who is used to deadline with pressure, having taken on some of the biggest jobs in his coaching career.
Ahli SC are based in Jeddah and were founded in 1937.