Orlando Pirates sign Josef Zinnbauer as new head coach, SA reacts

Orlando Pirates sign Josef Zinnbauer as new head coach, SA reacts

- The Orlando Pirates announced that Josef Zinnbauer will be the new head coach

- According to reports, Zinnbauer signed a three-year deal with the Bucs

- Acting head coach Rhulani Mokwena will move back to his assistant coach position

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The Orlando Pirates finally landed a permanent coach after Micho's resignation in August. On Tuesday, the Bucs announced on Twitter that they had signed German coach Josef Zinnbauer.

Rhulani Mokwena - who took over after Micho's sudden exit - will be moving back to his position as assistant coach.

Rhulani only served as the Bucs head coach for a couple of months and fans were not impressed with his tenure.

He will stay on as the head coach until Zinnbauer's work permit is granted, SuperSport reported.

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While some welcomed the appointment of Zinnbauer, others felt sorry for Rhulani who barely had the opportunity to prove himself.

Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the reactions the announcement gathered.

Lunga Gazi, who goes by the Twitter handle @LungaBlood, commented:

"Don't blame the chairman, he made this announcement because of a pressure from social media. If you read comments after the 2-2 draw all of you Pirates wanted Rhulani out. As a Khosi fan I'm hurt by this sudden change, Rhulani was our hero."

Another tweep, @Ntokozo_Mncube1, wrote:

"Who is this farmer now? Izinto enizenzayo."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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