- 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
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.
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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