When Pitso Mosimane Boldly Declared Himself A Better Coach Ahead Of Rooney And Lampard

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Pitso Mosimane, a highly accomplished manager in Africa, once asserted his tactical prowess, placing himself above Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard in coaching ability.

Mosimane highlighted the tendency of European clubs to overlook African coaches and those of African origin based in Europe.

Presently unattached after departing from Emirati club Al Wahda, the 59-year-old coach is back in the coaching market with a host of clubs reportedly circling around him.

Famously known as ‘Jingles’, Mosimane has been linked to a potential return to Egypt, with rumours linking him to Zamalek, although the strongest speculation revolves around a move to South African powerhouse Kaizer Chiefs.

Mosimane declares himself better than Lampard, Rooney

Despite his impressive track record, especially winning the CAF Champions League multiple times with both Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Ahly, Mosimane’s recent tenure in the Emirates faced challenges, diminishing his prospects for a European move.

Nevertheless, he previously held his coaching credentials in higher regard than England’s Rooney and Lampard, highlighting his belief in his managerial skills.

“But Europe is not ready for Africans; Europe is not ready for us.”You want to tell me Wayne Rooney, who’s just a coach now, is better than me.”Are you serious?, he quipped as quoted by Soccer Bullet.

“Frank Lampard is coaching Chelsea now. Excuse me, can I have a gig also.”Give me the Chelsea players.”

Comparing Mosimane to Rooney and Lampard

Mosimane’s trophy cabinet boasts an array of major honours, including multiple CAF Champions League titles, CAF Super Cups, and domestic trophies.

Comparatively, his coaching tenure’s performance metrics, such as points per game, exceed those of Rooney and Lampard, per Transfermarkt, which is a testament to his managerial impact.


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Points per game

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Frank Lampard






Wayne Rooney






In terms of their managerial records, Rooney, the former Man United forward, boasts a 27 per cent win rate, while Lampard holds a slightly higher rate at 42 per cent.

Meanwhile, Mosimane stands out with an impressive win rate of 57 per cent, having coached in over 500 games. (Statistics sourced from Sofascore).

Mosimane’s next destination

Before departing from Al Wahda, Kimbiblog Sports assembled potential landing spots for Pitso Mosimane

Yearning for a coaching role in Europe, he feels that major clubs are hesitant to appoint African coaches

Kaizer Chiefs supporters are eager for his potential arrival, hoping “Jingles” could usher in a return to the club’s illustrious past.

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