New Al Ahli Saudi coach Pitso Mosimane

New Al Ahli Saudi coach Pitso Mosimane – Photo: Facebook – Lorenz Kohler

Pitso Mosimane makes his intentions clear with Al-Ahli Saudi FC

Legendary boss Pitso Mosimane has made his intentions clear with new Saudi club Al-Ahli Saudi FC.

New Al Ahli Saudi coach Pitso Mosimane

New Al Ahli Saudi coach Pitso Mosimane – Photo: Facebook – Lorenz Kohler

Legendary boss Pitso Mosimane has made his intentions clear with new Saudi club Al-Ahli Saudi FC.

Three months after parting ways with Egyptian giants Al Ahly, a club with which Mosimane won two CAF Champions League crowns in consecutive years, Pitso is back in a big job.

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Mosimane takes up the head coach role at the three-time Saudi Pro League champions Al-Ahli. His first task will be to guide them back to the top-flight, after they suffered the first relegation in their history last term.

Pitso Mosimane the ‘turnaround strategist’ announces his intentions

New Al-Ahli Saudi FC coach Pitso Mosimane says he wants to “recreate history and make the green nation happy” as he joins one of the biggest clubs in Saudi Arabia. It’s a team that has fallen on uncharacteristically tough times of late.

Mosimane’s agency MT Sports labelled him the “turnaround strategist” when he was officially unveiled on Sunday. Al-Ahli were founding members of the Saudi Pro League in the 1976-1977 campaign.

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Pitso Mosimane
Pitso Mosimane will tackle the next challenge in his fabled career with Al-Ahli Saudi FC. Image: kingfut.com

“I am very excited for this opportunity and I can’t wait to meet my new team Al-Ahli,” Mosimane tweeted.

“Shukran [thank you] to the chairman, CEO, board, players and supporters for trusting us with this mission. We will do our best, recreate history and make the green nation happy.

“Alhamdulillah [praise be to God].”

Pitso Mosimane facing a titanic task

Al-Ahli has won three Pro League titles, the most recent in 2015-2016. They currently sit in seventh place in the second tier, after five matches in the 16-team Yelo League.

Al-Ahli has had 14 coaches in the last four years. No pressure, Pitso.