The quest for Orlando Pirates to find their new head coach is on and things have gotten interesting. It’s not an easy thing to get a suitable coach within the DStv Premiership and even abroad. Maybe that’s one of the reasons that has hit Pirates, as they don’t want to rush things. Also, the negotiations take a long time if the parties involved don’t want to meet halfway. Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer resigned from his post about two months ago. The head coaching position has been left vacant, with Zinnbauer’s former assistant coaches Fadlu Davids and Mandla Ncikazi being named as interim co-coaches.
This has to the Buccaneers wanting the services of former Al Ahly assistant coach Cavin Johnson. However, there was a twist to the negotiations when it was reported that Kaizer Chiefs were looking to disturb their neighbors as they wanted Johnson too. After all, Chiefs head coach Stuart Baxter has had a dismal second stint at Naturena. By the looks of things, it seems like he’s skating on thin ice. The only thing that can save Baxter is positive results in the DStv Premiership. According to Soccer Laduma, the Phefeni Glamour Boys might miss out on Johnson as he might move to Mayfair.
The former Platinum Stars head coach left his well-paying occupation in Egypt as he was an assistant to Pitso Mosimane for a great eleven months. He has looked for greener pastures back in Mzansi and that has led to talks between the Soweto giants. It is still unclear if he will be part of Pirates technical team as a head coach or he will be given an advisory role for the first team coaches Davids and Ncikazi. As it seems like the Sea Robbers might go through with the co-coaching route like their Premier Soccer League rivals Mamelodi Sundowns.
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