Al Ahly manager Pitso Mosimane has cemented his status as one of Africa’s best ever managers. He is one of only three managers to win the CAF Champions League with different teams (Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Ahly). He has also won other titles like the Premier Soccer League, CAF Super Cup, Nedbank Cup, SAA Super Eight Cup, Telkom Knockout and Egypt Cup. He also finished third at the FIFA Club World Cup with Al Ahly in two consecutive seasons. Many fans believe he will be regarded as one of the best coaches in the world if he makes it to any of Europe’s top leagues.
Al Ahly Manager Pitso Mosimane Believes He Has What it Takes to Coach in the Premier League
Will the Premier League Job Be Too Difficult for Pitso Mosimane to Handle?
The 57-year old South African has five months left on his contract with Egyptian club Al Ahly and is hopeful of a contract renewal. Speaking on the possibility of coaching in the English Premier League, Mosimane said;
“It is good to be acknowledged, I appreciate that. Well, every coach aspires to be in the Premier League. Who does not want to come to the Premier League when the whole world is in the league? Who am I not to come to the Premier League?
“But I do not want that to cloud my mind, my vision, my happiness, and what I am doing on the continent. If that comes, it will come. If it does not come, it does not come.
“We focus on the work we do, and if you want to see the quality, you can do your research, and you do not have to watch my games in the Club World Cup only, watch my games against Bayern Munich, against Palmeiras twice, watch my games in the Champions League, and the games in the last three, four, or five years.
“Do you want to say if you give me Chelsea of Thomas Tuchel, I do not understand the tactics? I know everything that they do, but he is more experienced. He has worked with bigger players at PSG.
“But if you are a doctor in South Africa, you are also a doctor in England because you studied the same human anatomy and physiology. If you are a good goalkeeper in South Africa, you are a good goalkeeper in England.
“If an opportunity comes, it will come, but I am not looking for that opportunity because the reality is very difficult, let us be honest.”
So there is a possibility that the South African technician could be on his way to the Premier League in the near future. Will he fare well in England’s top-flight league if the move goes through?
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