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'.
snl24.com/kickoff understands the Red Devils made initial contact with Mosimane and Masandawana president Patrice Motsepe last week after Weiler informed the club of his desire to leave after the Egyptian Cup clash on Wednesday.
"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."
Mosimane's recent exploits in the CAF Champions League, most notably the 5-0 drubbing of the Club of the Century, has earned him cult-hero status in North Africa.
Wydad Casablanca are said to have also made contact with the five-time Absa Premiership-winning coach but no concrete offer was tabled as the Botola giants preferred to allow Miguel Gamondi to see out the current season.
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.
2. Gavin Hunt (8) - 2004 Absa Cup (Swallows); 2007/08 Absa Prem; 2008/09 Absa Prem; 2009/10 Absa Prem; 2012 Nedbank Cup (all SSU); 2016 MTN8; 2016/17 Absa Prem; 2017 TKO (all Wits)
3. Gordon Igesund (7) - 96/97 Castle Prem (Manning Rangers); '00 BP Top 8; 00/01 Prem (both Pirates); 01/02 Prem (Santos); 06/07 Prem; 07 SAA Supa 8 (both Downs); 2014 TKO (SSU)
4. Ted Dumitru (7 trophies) - 97/98 Castle Prem; 98 Bob Save Super Bowl; 98/99 Castle Prem (all Sundowns); 03 Coca Cola Cup; 03/04 Prem; 04 Coca Cola Cup; 04/05 Prem (all Chiefs)
5. Muhsin Ertugral (7) - 2000 Bob Save Super Bowl; 01 BP Top 8; 01 Coca Cola Cup; 01 African Cup Winner’s Cup (all Chiefs); 07 Absa Cup (Ajax CT); 07 TKO; 08 MTN (both Chiefs)
6. Stuart Baxter (5 trophies) - 2012/13 Absa Prem; 2013 Nedbank Cup; 2014 MTN8; 2014/15 Absa Prem (all Chiefs); 2016 Nedbank Cup; 2017 Nedbank Cup (both SuperSport)
7. Paul Dolezar (5 trophies) - 1997 Rothmans Cup; 1998 Rothmans Cup (both Chiefs); 1999 Rothmans Cup; 1999/00 Castle Prem (both Sundowns); 2005 SAA Supa 8 (Bloem Celtic)
8. Vladimir Vermezovic (3 trophies) - 2009 Telkom Knockout; 2010 Telkom Knockout (both Chiefs); 2014 Nedbank Cup (Pirates)
9. Ruud Krol (3 trophies) - 2010 MTN8; 2010/11 Absa Prem; 2011 Nedbank Cup (all Pirates)
10. Julio Leal (3 trophies) - 2009 Nedbank Cup (Swallows); 2011 MTN8; 2011 Telkom Knockout (both Pirates)
1. Pitso Mosimane (13) - SuperSport: 1 x SAA Supa 8; 1 x Absa Cup; Sundowns: 5 x Absa Premiershi; 2 x Nedbank, 2 x TKO; 1 x CAFCL; 1 x Super Cup