Former Orlando Pirates coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic resigned on Friday and this means that five coaches have left the Buccaneers over the last four years. Briefly.co.za summarises the coaching merry-go-round.
Many football experts firmly believe in giving a coach sufficient opportunity to implement his methods at a new club.
Continuity is valued and so patience is often called for, but rarely achieved in the world of modern football.
A prime example of this seems to be playing out at Orlando Pirates.
Following the unexpected departure of Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic, Pirates have now had five coaches over the past 5 years.
Who were the men in the hot seat?
Muhsin Ertugral (2016)
Ertugral has become a popular figure in South African football, but he’s had his fair share of ups and downs.
The Turk was lauded for transforming the fortunes of Black Aces and joined Pirates on a high.
However, he was brought down to earth in spectacular fashion after the Buccaneers suffered a humiliating 6-1 loss to SuperSport United.
Eric Tinkler (2015-16)
The former Bafana Bafana midfielder had enjoyed a great reputation for his heroics on the football pitch.
Tinkler was admired as a coach as well and enjoyed a fair amount of success at Pirates as he led them to the Caf Confederation Cup.
Many were surprised to see him depart for Cape Town City.
Augusto Palacios (2016-17)
Palacious became accustomed to the Pirates hot seat after having more than one bite at the cherry.
The Peruvian joined again during the 2016/ 2017 season, but was swiftly removed after just 90 days.
The rioting Bucs supporters had their say.
Kjell Jonevret (2017)
Eyebrows were raised when the Swede was appointed at the start of 2017.
His reign was short-lived as he departed after a mere six months.
Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic (2017-19)
Micho returned to Pirates with his stock as high as ever following a tremendous Afcon 2017 showing with Uganda.
The Serb moulded the Buccaneers into a formidable outfit as they narrowly missed out on winning the PSL last season.
Micho made a swift departure on Friday and Rulani Mokwena has been appointed on an interim basis.
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