Al Ahli Boss Reveals Plans For Pitso Mosimane’s Future
Al Ahli Saudi President Walid Moaz has finally broken his silence on the future of coach Pitso Mosimane, revealing that the club will make a decision following their final league game.
The announcement comes after Mosimane and his South African technical team led the Jeddah giants to victory in the Yelo League (Saudi First Division), clinching the title with a 1-0 win over Al-Qadisiyah.
Despite the team’s success under Mosimane’s guidance, reports suggest that the club has chosen not to activate a one-year extension option in his contract. This decision has raised speculation about the coach’s future at Al Ahli, but President Moaz has shed some light on the matter during a recent TV interview.
He stated that the final decision regarding Mosimane’s tenure will be made after the last league fixture, hinting at the club’s “greater ambitions.”
Speaking to Kora, President Moaz acknowledged Mosimane’s commendable performance with the team, considering the circumstances. When Mosimane took charge in October 2022, Al Ahli was in fifth place in the Yelo League.
However, he quickly turned the tide and successfully guided the team back to the Saudi Pro League in their first attempt. This achievement was especially notable as the Jeddah giants had suffered relegation for the first time in their history.
While Mosimane’s track record speaks for itself, rumors have circulated that the club’s leadership is inclined to pursue a European coach for the upcoming season as they return to the top flight. This potential shift in direction has fueled further speculation about Mosimane’s future at Al Ahli.
As the final league game against Al-Hazem approaches, all eyes will be on the club’s decision regarding Mosimane’s continuity. Fans and observers alike are curious to see whether his impressive achievements will be enough to secure his position as the coach for the next season, or if the club will opt for a different approach in pursuit of their ambitious goals.
In the coming days, Al Ahli’s management will weigh the options and assess the team’s performance under Mosimane’s leadership. Whatever the outcome, the club’s decision will undoubtedly shape the future trajectory of Al Ahli and determine the next steps in their quest for success in the Saudi Pro League.