Khoza, the chairman of the Orlando Pirates, was incensed by Riveiro's "insulting and humiliating" remarks.
The Spaniard has been chosen to spearhead the Buccaneers' effort to win the Premier Soccer League championship in the upcoming campaign.
Irvin Khoza, the chairman of the Orlando Pirates, has reacted angrily to those who have criticised the hiring of Jose Riveiro as the new coach.
On June 25, the 46-year-old Spaniard was chosen to take over as the Buccaneers' head coach, succeeding Mandla Ncikazi, who was downgraded to the position of assistant coach.
Some fans weren't pleased that the Soweto team chose what they considered to be "a little-known" coach. On social media, he has gone by a number of aliases, including the usual one for plumbers.
A Spanish plumber has just been hired as head coach — On June 25, 2022, El Seor Thibo Touch (@Thibottouch)
I'm good Mina as long as Ncikazi won't be the head coach
Please let plumber JOSE' guide us. Thokozani Bojane (@Thokozani__) June 25, 2022
The administrator, however, is not thrilled with people who use the term "insulting and humiliating.
According to Khoza, who spoke to Sunday World, "I am humbled because one social media warrior in the Twittersphere did not turn to hyperbole to talk about a plumber since it is degrading and demeaning.
"In his conversations with journalists from the [coach's native] nation, he refrained from using derogatory terms like "plumber." A serious discussion is beneficial because those who only wish to criticise do not provide any ideas.
Over the past ten years, Bucs have had difficulty competing for the Premier Soccer League championship, which has not gone over well with their supporters.
With 44 points, they came in sixth place last year, 21 points behind champion Mamelodi Sundowns.
The "Iron Duke," however, is confident that the team will benefit from the new tactician's presence.
"The coach was thoroughly sought after. It was a demanding process, and looking at some of the coaches we have is interesting," Khoza added.
"Look at the different coaches on our distinct teams; they haven't had a single victory. As a club, we've done our best.
From what we have observed and what he has accomplished with that club, we can see that he can make a difference.
In addition to Ncikazi, Sergio Almenara will support Riveiro.
Orlando Pirates chairman Khoza angered by 'insulting and demeaning' Riveiro criticism | Goal.com South Africa" https://www.goal.com/en-za/news/orlando-pirates-chairman-khoza-angered-riveiro-criticism/blt9b8de06bdb06a255
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