Pitso Mosimane

Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane. Photo: Archives

Pitso Mosimane reveals which EPL manager he ‘admires’ the most!

Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has described a current English Premier League manager as a ‘shrewd genius’ and someone he looks up to.

Pitso Mosimane

Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane. Photo: Archives

Manchester City are currently on a 12 match winning streak in the English Premier League, with last Saturday’s victory over former log-leaders Chelsea serving as the 18th win of the season for the Sky Blues. City are now 11 points ahead of second-placed Liverpool, and Mosimane has revealed how much he admires their manager Pep Guardiola.


Guardiola celebrated his 51st birthday on Tuesday, and Mosimane responded by sharing a heartfelt message on social media.

“The best of them all! Genius, shrewd, detailed, works hard and leaves no stone unturned! Serial winner! How @ManCity, plays ,depicts him. I know, because I am in the same industry and knows what makes a serial winner. I admire him.”


Guardiola’s stats and facts can be found below:

When Phil Foden opened the scoring in an emphatic 7-0 win over Leeds United in December 2021, it represented City’s 500th Premier League goal of the Guardiola era.

The City boss achieved the feat in just 207 matches, the fastest of any Premier League manager, with an astonishing average of 2.4 goals per game.

It saw the Catalan overtake names such as Jurgen Klopp (234), Sir Alex Ferguson (265), Arsene Wenger (271) and Jose Mourinho (289) in the process.

City are currently embarking on an incredible 12-match winning run in the Premier League, but it is far from uncharted territory with Guardiola at the helm.

This is the fourth occasion that City registered a winning sequence of 12+ matches in the English top fight since Guardiola took charge in August 2016, with the others stretching from August – December 2017, February – August 2019 and December 2020 – March 2021.

The first of those runs, an 18-match streak achieved in our historic 2017/18 Premier League-winning campaign, remains a record to this day with only Liverpool able to match the feat since (October 2019 – February 2020).

City’s crucial 1-0 victory over Chelsea in September 2021 was Guardiola’s 221st as Manchester City manager, seeing him overtake Les McDowell with the most wins in the Club’s history.

The Catalan achieved the feat in just 303 matches in all competitions, a win rate of 72.9%.

Since then, Guardiola has overseen a further 17 victories, bringing his total to 238 wins in just 325 matches.