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Pitso Mosimane to Remain as Al Ahly Head Coach

Pitso Mosimane will remain as Al Ahly head coach for the 2021/22 season, the club’s head of transfers and marketing Amir Tawfik confirmed Wednesday.

Following the departure of Rene Weiler who left the club in August 2020 despite leading them to two trophies, Mosimane was brought in to steady the ship.

Though the South African coach has enjoyed success at Red Devils, winning two African Champions League titles among other trophies, the downward slide in recent months has led to calls for Mosimane to be sacked.

Negotiations for a new deal had already started with Mosimane reported to have been demanding a new three-year deal worth $200,000 per month but the reigning African champions didn’t agree.

Amit Twafik has now said that Mosimane has agreed to fulfill his current deal, which runs out next summer. It was agreed that Mosimane would see out his contract, which expires at the end of the 2021-22 season, without any salary adjustments,” Tawfik said in a statement.

“Pitso has not asked for a salary increase and the club still has the utmost confidence in his ability to fulfill the ambitions of the club and its fans in the coming period.

“The meeting the club had with the coach was positive.It was agreed that any outstanding issues will be settled at the end of the season.”

Mosimane joined Al Ahly from South African Premier League giants Mamelodi Sundowns in October 2020 on a two-year deal.

He has guided Al Ahly to two Caf Champions League titles, a CAF Super Cup, an Egypt Premier League title and the Egyptian Cup.

He also led the Cairo giants to the FIFA Club World Cup bronze medal but failed to guide the club in retaining the domestic league title.

Al Ahly will kick off their African Champions League title defence when they Niger’s Union Sportive de la Gendarmerie Nationale in the first leg of the competition’s second preliminary round on Saturday.

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