Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has made the cut for the top 10 best coaches in the world, according to International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).
Mosimane guided the Pretoria side to a successful 2016 having claimed the Absa Premiership title and the CAF Champions League before participating in the FIFA Club World Cup.
The former Bafana Bafana coach is ranked higher than Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger while Manchester United's Jose Mourinho didn't make the list.
Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur) and Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) all made the top 10.
Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone topped the charts ahead of Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane.
Meanwhile, Sundowns' goalkeeper, Denis Onyango, also received acknowledgement from the IFFHS for his outstanding performances.
The Ugandan is ranked as the 10th-best goalkeeper in the world with Manuel Neuer claiming top spot.
IFFHS 2016 ranking:
1. Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid) - 113 points
2. Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid) - 108 points
3. Claudio Ranieri (Leicester City) - 86 points
4. Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich/Manchester City) - 62 points
5. Unai Emery (Sevilla/PSG) - 38 points
6. Luis Enrique (Barcelona) - 24 points
7. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) - 16 points
8. Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur) - 15 points
9. Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus) - 6 points
10. Pitso Mosimane (Mamelodi Sundowns) - 5 points
11. Arsene Wenger (Arsenal) - 4 points
12. Leonardo Jardim (AS Monaco) - 3 points