- Orlando Pirates manager Rulani Mokwena took over as interim coach from Milutin Sredojevic
- Mokwena revealed that he is excited to lead the club that he was “born into”
- Mokwena also explained his passion for the club and feels vindicated after he chose to leave Mamelodi Sundowns in 2017
Milutin Sredojevic resigned from his job as head coach of Orlando Pirates in spectacular fashion.
He initially rubbished reports linking him with a move to Egyptian side, Zamalek, but ultimately ended up there within 72 hours of his resignation.
Amidst the controversy, Rulani Mokwena is quietly trying his best to go about his work.
After working as Sredojevic’s assistant, Mokwena has now stepped into the hot seat on an interim basis.
Sport 24 reported on his passion for the Buccaneers as Mokwena explained what it means to him.
He said, "The last couple of days for me has been exciting, I'm just excited and enjoying the responsibility of leading a club that I sleep, eat, breathe, leading the club that I was born into."
Mokwena revealed that he was questioned after making the decision to leave Mamelodi Sundowns in 2017.
Briefly.co.za understands the coach now feels vindicated following his promotion, albeit on an interim basis.
He added, "If you cut my blood at the moment you would see I bleed black and white."
Mokwena lauded chairman of Orlando Pirates, Dr Irvin Khoza, for giving him the opportunity and deems him to be one of the most humble and hard-working men that he’s ever met.
The coach feels that the club has already stabilised things and can now focus on winning matches.
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