Ahly's newly signed South African coach Pitso Mosimane said he is excited to join the Red Devils, promising to do his best to take the team to the next level.
The club announced the departure of Swiss coach Rene Weiler on Thursday, naming South African Pitso Mosimane as his successor in a surprise shift from their traditional habit of bringing in European managers.
"I thank Ahly's management for giving me the chance to lead the team.
"To the Red Devils fans I ask you to give me space and time and I will take Ahly to the next level," Mosimane was quoted as saying on the club's official website.
"Believe in me and I will believe in you.
"Thank you for bringing me to the Ahly family, I appreciate it and I am humbled, " he added.
The 56-year-old has a proven track record in African football. In eight years with Sundowns, he won the South African Premier League five times and the Champions League once when his side defeated Zamalek 3-1 on aggregate in the 2016 final.
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