South African football fans and professionals are still reeling over Orlando Pirates' shocking decision to hire Portuguese tactician Jose Luis Riveiro as their new head coach.
Riveiro signs a three-year agreement with the Buccaneers, taking the place of Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids (who has already left the club after his contract was not renewed).
The 46-year-old Spaniard has been without a club since the start of the 2022 season, when he was let go by Inter Turku in Finland's Veikkausliiga.
During his three years with the Finnish powerhouses, he helped them reach the European Championships in his first season.
PHOTO: Soccer Laduma
In the meantime, many are still attempting to figure out what his appointment means.
Kaizer Chiefs, Pirates' bitter rivals, expressed some surprise at the hiring on their official Twitter account.
The chiefs' simple response was, "." Meaning that Chiefs are already questioning or making fun of Riveiro's appointment, this phrase is indicative of someone who is "thinking or carefully thought."
Kaizer Motaung Jr., the team's sporting director, then used the identical emoji to say essentially the same thing.
It's embarrassing when someone uses another team's official Twitter account to criticize the hiring of a coach by another team.
In a word, it was unprofessional.
A lot rides on the success of the Chiefs' new head coach, Arthur Zwane, after the franchise went eight years without bringing home a significant prize.
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