Since the unceremonious departure of the German-born coach Josef Zinnbauer, Orlando Pirates hierarchy have been working hard to find his successor. The latest information at our disposal has it that the Buccaneers are one step closer in their relentless pursuit of Cavin Johnson.
The Buccaneers officially opened talks last week with Johnson in trying to bring him to the club. Johnson was Pitso Mosimane's right-hand man at the Egyptian giants, Al Ahly. He left the job some few weeks ago.
According to Soccer Laduma, Johnson and Pirates are close to reaching an agreement with regards to personal terms for the coach. It is understood that the finer details of the negotiations between the two parties are being kept under wraps at this point in time, but according to the sources, Pirates are looking to offer Johnson a similar figure to the one he was earning at Al Ahly.
If the two parties agree on personal terms, at this point in time, the indications are that Johnson could take on a role as a senior member of the Buccaneers technical team, while possibly having some involvement in their development structures.
It is also believed that the two parties could put pen to paper in the coming days, if everything goes according to plan, which could see the 62-year-old Johnson starting in his new role this month.
Since Zinnbauer's decided that he has had enough, the management tasked Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids to lead the club. But the recent results suggests that the duo are struggling just like their predecessor. The results against the DStv Premiership defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns and Cape Town City shows that a head coach is needed as soon as possible or the club cluld experience just another disastrous season.
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