Nicknamed "Jingles" during his playing days for his ball juggling abilities, he started his managerial career with SuperSport United, where he enjoyed a fruitful six year spell. He won the SAA Supa 8 in 2004 and the Nedbank Cup in 2005. Pitso was then recruited by the South African Football Association (SAFA) to serve as the care-taker coach until the Brazilian coach Carlos Alberto Parreira was appointed permanently.
After Bafana Bafana had a poor World Cup campaign at home under Carlos Alberto Parreira, Pitso was appointed head coach of the national team on 15 July 2010.
Mosimane's Bafana Bafana team failed to qualify for the 2012 AFCON after a draw with Sierra Leone. The technical team mistakenly thought the team had qualified, only to find out that they needed to win because of the head-to-head rule in the competition. Because of this faux-pas, Pitso was unceremoniously bundled out as national coach after the debacle.
In December 2012, he was appointed as head coach of Mamelodi Sundowns. It was a selection that proved to be a stroke of genius. Pitso and Sundowns are like nail and finger, they belong together. Pitso has made Mamelodi Sundowns a juggernaut on the continent.
He has won the PSL on two occasions; the Nedbank Cup in 2014/2015; the Telkom Knockout Cup in 2015 after beating Kaizer Chiefs 3-1 at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban; and recently, he won the CAF Champions League.
Pitso is famously known for being highly emotional and giving catchy post-match interviews. There was a point when he was compared to José Mourinho, but I believe he's more like our own Pep Guardiola.
Pep and Pitso play the same kind of of style. Their philosophy of playing the ball from the back, keeping possession and playing through the spaces, has brought nothing but success for both coaches.
Mosimane believes in beautiful football, and always tells the media that his team does not park the bus. He was recently ranked as the 10th best coach in the world for 2016 according to the International Federation of Football History and Statistics.
On 7 January 2017, Pitso was won Coach of the Year accolade at the 2016 Glo-CAF awards in Abuja, Nigeria.
Pitso is the only coach to have won all the domestic trophies on offer in the PSL era. For Pitso Mosimane and his Sundowns family, the sky is NO limit.