Wednesday, 30 September 2020 10:31

Photo Credit:Mamelodi Sundowns.

Italian manager Luciano Spalletti has been reportedly linked with a surprise job of coaching Cairo giants Al Ahly.

Al Ahly’s current head coach Rene Weiler has been rumoured to leave the club at the end of the season despite helping the Red Devils secure two trophies.

A 3-2 win over Zamalek back in September saw Al Ahly claim the Egypt Super Cup title, and two weeks ago, they were crowned Egyptian Premier League Champions for a record 42nd time.

However, it seems that Weiler could be on his way out after the end of the season, with Al Ahly looking at potential replacements, including former AS Roma and Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti.

Spalletti has managed several clubs in Italy, including Sampdoria, Empoli, Udinese, AS Roma, and most recently Inter Milan.

The 61-year-old guided Roma to a second-place finish in Serie A and came close to winning the Scudetto in 2017 but trailed title-winners Juventus by just four points.

Meanwhile Egyptian giants Al Ahly have approached Pitso Mosimane to succeed Rene Weiler as their next head coach.

Mosimane secured a historic domestic treble for Mamelodi Sundowns in 2019/20 season but could now be off to the record eight-time CAF Champions League winners.

Ahly president Mohamed El Khatib has been a long-term admirer of the former Bafana Bafana coach and has often described him as 'one of the best in Africa'.

"Ahly administration has chosen other coaches on the waiting list and one of them will be negotiated in the event that the contract with Pitso Mosimane who is the closest to taking the job fails," a source inside the club reveals. "The new coach will be confirmed on Thursday."

According to TimesLive, Mosimane has tendered his resignation to end his eight-year association with the Tshwane giants ahead of an expected move to Cairo despite signing a new four-year contract in May.