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Orlando Pirates coach Kjell Jonevret quits as Micho looms large

Micho announces his depature from the Uganda Cranes on Saturday. PHOTO LOUIS JADWONG

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Orlando Pirates Head Coach Kjell Jonevret has tendered his resignation from the club.

The South African club’s official twitter account has just made the announcement.

“I’d like to thank the Club for the opportunity. It didn’t work out as planned. I wish the club and its supporters all the best,” Jonevret said.

The resignation increases speculation that former Uganda head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic will take over. Micho handled Orlando Pirates in a brief stint before, June 2006 to January 2007.

Fans at the giant South African club have not been happy

“Kjell Jonevret, he seemed promising, until Orlando Pirates finished the 2016/17 PSL campaign outside the top eight, and this was a shock. They had a chance to redeem themselves in the Nedbank Cup final, where they failed yet again. As things stand, the fans are calling for the head of coach Kjell Jonevret,” a fan told a few days ago.

“About four to five coaches were appointed at Orlando Pirates in a period of three to four years. When one looks at that, one begins to think perhaps it’s not just the coaches but players need to be changed also. Changing the coaches is not doing the club any justice, because a new head coach will still have to deal with same players who are not willing to fight for the jersey, ” said SoL37.


BELOW, THE Orlando Pirates ‘Coach resigns’ statement on their website


Head Coach resigns

Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 – 12:09 

Orlando Pirates Football Club Head Coach, Kjell Jonevret, has tendered his resignation.

Mr Jonevret has thanked the Chairman of Orlando Pirates, Dr Irvin Khoza, the Club and its supporters for giving him an opportunity to coach the Club.

Mr Jonevret said: “I would like to thank the Club for the opportunity. Unfortunately it didn’t work out as planned. I wish the Club and its supporters all the best for the future.”

In accepting Kjell Jonevret’s resignation, Dr Khoza expressed his understanding of the enormity of expectation; the Head Coach of a big Club like Orlando Pirates is put under from day one.

Dr Khoza said: “I wish Kjell Jonevret well in his future endeavours.”



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One comment

  1. No coach will prosper in bucs : As an Orlando pirates fan I would to explore my view , there are some interference in some of the officials are the coach has no liberty look the team can employ any good coach but he can’t survive look Tinkler was not using some of the players in bucs but , when he was in Capetown he used those players , (2 )some of the players must be released those old players must leave the team I am talking about useless players , ( 3 ) Our chairman Mr Khoza must concentrate to the team otherwise this team oneday it will find itself playing in nfd please Mr Khoza

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