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Pitso – Where I’d Like To Coach Next

Pitso Mosimane says if he had to choose where he’d like to go coach next, it would be returning to the Saudi Pro League.

Mosimane is back in South Africa after an ill-fated stint with Abha were he failed to retain their Saudi Pro League status with the club in dire straights when appointed.

Mosimane, in his interview with this publication, stated they were ranked as the ‘worst’ squad in the league but enjoyed his first taste of the Roshn League.

“Next at my age, it’s no longer about trying to win the DStv Premiership five times in a row. I have done that. What else do I want to do here? To prove what?,” he told iDiski Times in an exclusive interview available on our digital newspaper.

“I have always liked to be curious, I’ve always jumped. So I needed to know what North Africa was about, so I went to North Africa. I went to the Gulf in Saudi, Emirates, back to Saudi. Maybe Qatar? Maybe Saudi again?

“If you asked me and I had a choice, Saudi again. That’s big football, you’re up against Sadio Mane, and Yannick Carrasco, there are top players there. And they bring top coaches, and personnel.

“The whole AFCON, Seko Fofana, they are all there in Saudi. Koulibaly, they are all there. Fashion Sakala of Zambia is there, what a player. That’s the league, to be honest, it’s where the World Cup is going and many more players are coming.

“I just read Kevin De Bruyne said that if there’s an opportunity to go to Saudi, he will go. That’s where I want to stay, where I want to be.”

Mosimane oversaw 15 games with Abha, winning five, losing seven and drawing three across all competitions.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.