- Al Ahly President Mahmoud El Khatib has all but confirmed what many suspected
- He claimed a concerted campaign could have been behind Pitso Mosimane’s resignation from the club
- The South African coach has been constantly harassed by sections of the fan base, former players and the media despite his success in Cairo
We suspected it from the start, but now the truth is unofficially revealed.
Pitso Mosimane’s shock resignation as Al Ahly manager could have been the result of a campaign to see him expelled from the club, according to club president Mahmoud Al Khatib.
According ObjectiveAl-Khatib said:
“We were completely taken aback when he told us that he was physically and psychologically unable to continue as head coach of the team. We gave him 24 hours to reflect on his decision and after this period, he finally decided to separate from us. .
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“In numbers and achievements, Mosimane has entered the history of this club that no one can deny, but who was leading the campaign that was directed against him?
Last month, SchedulesLIVE reported that many Al Ahly fans were clamoring for the South African’s presence in the dugout after the Red Devils’ disastrous 2-0 defeat in the Egyptian Cup final to rivals Zamalek.
A few weeks ago, many took to social media to vent their frustration with new coach Ricardo Soares, while demanding the return of 57-year-old Mosimane.
He replied on Twitter:
@AhmedEissa my brother, please don’t regret my leaving. Al Ahly did not fire me or push me to leave. I have great respect for President Khatib and the entire board, including all supporters of Al Ahly. I will always cherish all of our trophy celebrations.”
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Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena doesn’t regret not joining Pitso Mosimane at Al Ahly
Rulani Mokwena could have been in the coaching dugout at Al Ahly.
As reported by sports briefsMamelodi Sundowns co-coach has revealed that Pitso Mosimane tried to bring him to Cairo after he was appointed Red Devils head coach in October 2020 after many successful years with the Brazilians.
Mosimane recently resigned from Al Ahly unexpectedly, having signed a contract extension earlier this year.
Source: Sports Brief News