Al Ahli Appoints New Coach As The Successor To Pitso Mosimane
The 35-year-old coach, who joins the club from Red Bull Salzburg, brings an impressive track record, having won back-to-back Austrian League titles and one Austrian Cup during his tenure.
Impressive Record at Red Bull Salzburg
Matthias Jaissle’s coaching prowess became evident during his time at Red Bull Salzburg.
He had a remarkable run, winning 64 out of 92 games in charge, with an average of 2.28 points per game.
His success with the Austrian club caught the attention of Al Ahli, leading to his appointment as the new head coach.
Preferred Choice Despite Initial Challenges
Al Ahli had considered other high-profile names, including Massimilliano Allegri and Marco Silva, as potential candidates for the coaching position.
However, after being turned down by some of their preferred choices, they ultimately settled on Matthias Jaissle. Al Ahli’s CEO, Mr.
Yazan Al-Sharif, expressed his satisfaction with Jaissle’s appointment, emphasizing the coach’s experience and standing in the football world.
Jaissle’s selection aligns with the club’s performance development strategy, recognizing him as one of the finest young coaches globally.
A Follow-up to Pitso Mosimane
Matthias Jaissle steps into the shoes of Pitso Mosimane, who successfully guided Al Ahli back into the Saudi Pro League after the club’s first-ever relegation.
However, Mosimane parted ways with the club in May, claiming that he had not been paid for the last six months.
Subsequently, he joined the United Arab Emirates side Al Wahda.
Notable Signings by Al Ahli
In addition to securing a new head coach, Al Ahli has been proactive in strengthening their squad.
They have made significant signings, including Edouard Mendy, Roberto Firmino, Riyad Mahrez, and Allan Saint-Maximin.
These acquisitions are expected to bolster the team’s performance and ambitions for the upcoming season.