Al Ahli in Shock Move For RB Salzburg Manager Matthias Jaissle

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Al Ahli are eyeing RB Salzburg manager Matthias Jaissle, as new manager after parting ways with Pitso John Hamilton Mosimane.

After a raid of high-profile footballers in Europe, the Saudi club are in search of a new manager to take over at the dugout after they parted ways with former manager Pitso John Hamilton Mosimane in June 2023.

Pitso John Hamilton Mosimane left his role as Al Ahli manager just months after being appointed as manager in September 2022.

Al Ahli Matthias Jaissle
Al Ahli parted ways Pitso John Hamilton Mosimane on June, 2023

The former South African professional footballer turned manager guided Al Ahli to promotion to Saudi Pro League in his first season in charge. Sources close to the Saudi club revealed Pitso John Hamilton Mosimane left his role because of his unpaid salaries and allowances, including that of his staff.

The CAF Champions League winner and former Supersport United, Mamelodi Sundowns, and Al Ahly manager is currently managing Al Wahda FC in the United Arabs Emirate.

Before his departure, Pitso John Hamilton Mosimane won the Saudi First Division with Al Ahli and was one of their best managers with a win percentage of 65%.

Following his departure, Al Ahli are now in search of a new manager to take charge of the club’s dugout.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Saudi club are closing in on a move to poach RB Salzburg manager, Matthias Jaissle, 35, from the Austrian Bundesliga to Saudi Pro League.

Al Ahli Matthias Jaissle
Al Ahli in talks with Matthias Jaissle to appoint him as new manager

The report adds that discussions between Al Ahli representatives and Jaissle is ongoing with a deal expected to be brokered soon.

Before approaching Matthias Jaissle for the role, we reported earlier Fulham manager, Marco Silva, was primed by the Saudi club for the role but Silva turned down the offer to continue with Fulham in the Premier League.

Who is Matthias Jaissle?

Matthias Jaissle, 35, is a young burgeoning manager of German origin. Before taking up managerial role in football, Jaissle played as a defender for Germany U-21 and Hoffenhiem in his club career.

He retired from football in 2014 to take up his first managerial role with Norwegian second division side FC Liefering in 2021.

After an impressive five months at FC Liefering, Jaissle made a big leap in his managerial career, joining Austrian top side RB Salzburg in June 2021. He has taken charge of 93 games with RB Salzburg securing 64 wins, 20 draws, and 9 defeats with a win percentage of 68%.

He won the Austrian elite division, the Austrian Bundesliga, in his first season in 2022 and defended the title in his second season in 2023.

The move by Al Ahli will see Matthias Jaissle take charge of the likes of Roberto Firmino, Riyad Mahrez, Icardi, and Edouard Mendy, who have joined the club this summer.

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