Reports emerging on Wednesday have linked Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane with a shock move to Egyptian champions Al-Ahly.
KickOff.com reported that the Egyptian Red Devils had approached Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe about the move “last week.”
Al-Ahly coach René Weiler has reportedly indicated his wish to leave the club despite leading it to a 42nd Egyptian title. The club has other coaches lined up should the deal fall through, according to the report.
Mosimane ‘has resigned’
However, a TimesLIVE report on Wednesday claimed Mosimane had already resigned from Masandawana. The publication quoted unnamed sources who said Mosimane could join Al-Ahly “immediately” and select his own technical team.
It added however that Mosimane could not be reached for confirmation. Sundowns’ general manager Yogesh Singh denied the claim and maintained that Jingles is still with the club.
Despite the denial, PowerSport tweeted that Mosimane could leave with assistant coach Rulani Mokwena and physical trainer Kabelo Rangoaga.
“He’s leaving for Cairo in the next few days and has told Sundowns he’s resigning. Al-Ahly are prepared to pay compensation to Sundowns for Pitso Mosimane as he recently signed a four-year contract,” PowerStation claimed.
Ghana-based sports journalist Nuhu Adams similarly tweeted, “Al-Ahly have initiated an approach to take Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane as their next head coach.
‘It’s almost done’
“The Red Devils are ready to activate Mosimane’s release clause as they see him as the perfect replacement for René Weiler. From my sources it’s almost DONE!”
Mosimane, who led Mamelodi Sundowns to the local treble this season, has also been linked with another possible move to Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca.
The five-time ABSA premiership-winning coach has however remained mum about the frenzied speculation. On social media, he retweeted a Mamelodi Sundowns tweet as recently as Tuesday evening.
Mosimane has won 11 trophies in his eight years at Masandawana, including the CAF African Champions League title in 2016.