CAF 2016 Coach of the Year Pitso Mosimane listed amongst the best coaches in the world of football
The rankings by Football World Ranking for 2017 placed Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane ahead of crosstown rival coach Diego Simeone.
The Los Blancos moved up one place from last rankings, earning 16661 points, while Simeone plummeted to third with 13089 points.
Zidane for his second year as coach leads the tops the rankings, following an illustrious 2016 – winning the Uefa Champions League, Uefa Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup, and going 40-games unbeaten.
The rankings of the top 10 coaches is dominated by managers who apply their traits in Europe. It’s only two coaches outside Europe (R.Rueda and Kang-Hee Choi, coaching in Colombia and Japan respectively) make the list.
English Premiership League winner Claudio Ranieri settle on 34th position with 6260, whilst Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger records 7462 points, 7 places above the Fox’s coach.
Pep Guardiola remains on 4th and Barcelona’s Luis Enrique ascends to second from 6th place.
The biggest surprise is the 74th position Pitso Mosimane, who made a stupendous season with Mamelodi Sundowns, while Kaizer Chiefs mentor lies shamelessly on 625 position.