he has been linked to following his exit is Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia as well as others in Qatat and the United Arab Emirates. 
Pitso Mosimane is Africa's most decorated coach. [Photo/ Goal]

The unexpected exit of Pitso Mosimane from his role as Head Coach of Egypt’s Al Ahly has the world of football talking.

The Egyptian giants on Monday, June 13 announced a mutual agreement to part ways with the South African gaffer who has spent the last two years with the club. His time with Al Ahly was filled with trophies – including back-to-back CAF Champions League wins.

He twice finished third with Al Ahly at the FIFA Club World Cup and also won the Egypt cup. Mosimane is the only non-Egyptian African to serve as Head Coach of Al Ahly.

He was reportedly earning $125,000 (Ksh14.5 million) monthly at the club, making him one of Africa’s top paid coaches. It had been reported in February that Al Ahly was looking to improve the terms of his contract due to his impressive achievements.

Mosimane is arguably the most decorated coach on the continent. Prior to joining Al Ahly, he spent almost eight years with South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns – achieving incredible success and catapulting the club to new heights

He won five Premier Soccer League (PSL) titles with Sundowns, a record for a manager, as well as the 2016 CAF Champions League.

Prior to joining Sundowns, he had stints with Supersport United and the South African national team.

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Following his exit from Al Ahly, speculation is swirling on what his next move will be. Clubs in the Gulf region are his likeliest destination, although he has previously been linked with moves to Europe. Clubs in his native South Africa are also salivating for his signature, but few can match the terms of his Al Ahly contract.

Among clubs he has been linked to following his exit is Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia as well as others in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Following previous reports linking him with a move to a Ligue 1 club in France, Pitso dismissed a move to Europe as ‘fairytales’ while observing the lack of black coaches in Europe’s top leagues. He hinted at a stint in the Gulf region.

“Those are fairy tale stories. I know, in life, never say never, but it would never happen,” Mosimane told the South Africa Football Journalists Association (Safja).

“You want to tell me that out of all the black coaches in Europe; nobody can coach? Are you serious? All these guys who won Champions Leagues. It’s unbelievable.

“The Abedi Peles, Toney Yeboahs, Dwight Yorkes, Andy Coles, John Barnes … big names. But where are they? None of them can coach?

“I’m okay with Europe. Let me stay on the continent and probably [in] the Gulf region.”

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