Pitso Mosimane continues to be linked with possible high-profile coaching roles, the latest being Simba Sports Club in Tanzania.

Recently, Pitso Mosimane clearly indicated that he has no intention to rush into another job after leaving Al Ahly, but it increasingly appears that he is starting to feel ready to scratch the “itch” of getting back into a frontline coaching gig.

Mosimane has now finally received his CAF Pro Licence, which was officially handed to him by South African Football Association (SAFA) president Dr Danny Jordaan in a press conference last month.

The latest speculation has seen Mosimane immediately linked with Simba after the former Tanzania league champions sacked manager Zoran Manoljovic on Tuesday.

However, a statement from Simba CEO Barbara Gonzalez suggested that the search for a new coach was still in its early stages.

“The recruitment of the head coach is underway and shall be announced once the new candidate has been identified.”

“We need qualified African coaches who are committed to a long-term project, not tourists and/plumbers.”

It’s clear that Mosimane is keeping his options open.

“If there is a good project, not offer, project, of a team that has capacity to win the AFCON, we will consider that,” he said during an interview with Newsroom Afrika.

“But they must be serious, it must never be that they want a coach (just) because they want a coach, and I should also assess this, can we really achieve what we want to achieve.

“So that’s what I’m looking for at the moment. Or, even a club in South Africa that wants to win the Champions League, that wants to win the CAF Super Cup. They must be serious.

“I’ve been four times to the Champions League final, I know how to get there. I also know how not to get there.”

“I’ve failed maybe five times to get to the final, I’ve failed about five times and so I’ve learnt. In football we say it’s about lessons learnt.

“I’ve learnt from my mistakes but now the last three Champions Leagues we’ve been to the final. It means we’ve found the specimen of how do it.”

In the latest edition of iDiski Times, it’s reported that current CAF Champions League holders, Wydad Casablanca, could show interest in securing the services of Mosimane, although it’s no clear if formal contact has been made yet.

Interestingly, Wydad Athletic Club head coach Walid Regragui has now resigned after just one season despite leading the Moroccan giants to the double last season.

Mosimane is reportedly also wanted in Iraq, with reports from that part of the world suggesting he is one of three coaches shortlisted for the top national job.

The South African


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