Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has been officially appointed as the next boss at Egyptian side Al Ahly.
Through a stunning video on their social media platform, the African giants have unveiled Mosimane who replaces Swiss coach Rene Weiler who departed the club earlier this week.
“Mosimane has been appointed Al Ahly coach for the next two years,” a tweet from the club read.
Weiler confirmed that he will be departing his role at Al Ahly following the Egyptian Cup game against El Tersana, after just one year at the helm of the Egyptian side.
Weiler opted against extending his contract citing personal reasons, prompting the Al Ahly board to make a decision in appointing Mosimane who has been on their radar for a while.
In Mosimane’s unveiling video, the words ‘it’s a very big team, it’s a big team you got to understand you have to respect’ and ‘greetings to everybody at Al Ahly Football club’ woolly stand out in reference to his new side.
The South African also known as Jiggles is considered one of the most reputable African coaches as he has guided Sundowns to 10 titles in eight years including a treble last season.
Mosimane’s record at Sundowns stands at five South African Premier Soccer League title, two South African Cups, a Nedbank Cup, the 2016 CAF Champions League and CAF Super Cup.
He most famously guided them to the 2016 CAF Champions League, when they beat Al Ahly’s rivals Zamalek in the final, as well as the CAF Super Cup.
Mosimane shockingly announced on Wednesday morning that he will be leaving Sundowns saying that ‘with pain and sadness, I have accepted an offer to join an international team.
He added that he will be taking a new challenge which will push him out of his comfort zone, but maintained that his departure offers Sundowns ‘a fresh and new perspective’.
He is expected to go with three of his staff members including assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena, fitness trainer Kabelo Rangoaga and performance analyst Musi Matlaba.
Al Ahly who won the Egyptian Premier League under Weiler and are still in the hunt for their first continental title since 2013.
The Reds who eliminated Mosimane’s Sundowns in the quarter-finals face Wydad Casablanca in the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League as they eye their ninth title in their history.