Former Orlando Pirates coach Kjell Jonevret is part of Buccaneers’ success stories. He managed to pick the club at a time when it was sinking in an attempt to awaken its lost glory. However, most football fans are in the dark on his career journey.
Kjell Jonevret is a Swedish football coach who has previously worked as a soccer player. His long-term exposure in the football scene makes him one of the most sought-after team managers. So, who is Kjell Jonevret? Read on to find out.
Kjell Jonevret profile summary
- Full name: Kjell Jonevret
- Date of birth: 28th June 1962
- Place of birth: Stockholm, Sweden
- Age: 57 years old
- Star sign: Cancer
- Nationality: Swedish
- Occupation: Former footballer and football coach
- Playing position: Forward
- Years active: 1979 – present
Kjell Jonevret bio
Kjell Jonevret was born on 28th June 1962 in Stockholm, Sweden. The Swedish football coach is 57 years old now.
Kjell Jonevret family
The former head coach at Orlando Pirates is a man who keeps his private life out of the public eye. Not much is known about his family, including Kjell Jonevret son.
Kjell Jonevret started his career in football as a player. He first signed into his first football club, IF Brommapojkarna, in 1979. Ever since that time, he has made numerous contributions to the soccer scene. Kjell Jonevret has been signed into the following clubs since the start of his professional career.
- 1979 – 1983: IF Brommapojkarna
- 1984 – 1985: Allmänna Idrottsklubben (AIK)
- 1985 – 1988: IF Brommapojkarna
- 1989 – 1990: Viking FK
- 1990 – 1992: Vasalund
The former football player is currently a football coach. His several years as a football player have endowed him his great expertise in football matters. Following his retirement as a football player, Jonevret started his career as a football team manager. The coach has managed the following teams over the last years:
- 1993 – 1994: Vasalund as an assistant coach
- 1995: IF Brommapojkarna
- 1996 – 1997: Allmänna Idrottsklubben (AIK) as an assistant coach
- 1998: IK Sirius
- 1999 – 2000: Västerås SK
- 2001 – 2003: Café Opera
- 2004 – 2006: Djurgårdens IF
- 2006 – 2010: Molde FK
- 2012 – 2016: Viking FK
- 2017: Orlando Pirates
- 2019: IF Brommapojkarna
Kjell Jonevret as Orlando Pirates coach
As a vastly known professional football team manager, Kjell Jonevret got signed into Buccaneers on 20th February 2017. He took the position following the release of Augusto Palacios. As a manager who had served in his homeland and Norway, Kjell was not very conversant with the Mzansi football scene. Here is what he said:
I’ll lie to you if I said I knew South African football fantastically well, but I have a few friends down here. I know Stuart Baxter, especially when he was the coach of Bafana Bafana.
Even though he did not know much about the South African football scene, Kjell took up his responsibilities with much enthusiasm for the betterment of Buccaneers. As the new head coach of the team, he made the following remarks on his appointment:
I greatly appreciate the opportunity to work as head coach of Orlando Pirates Football Club. It is my sincere hope and desire that I can repay the faith the chairman has shown in me.
Orlando Pirates coach resigns
Unfortunately, Kjell Jonevret time at Buccaneers was short-lived. Amid numerous speculations of Buccaneers’ plan to replace him, the then head coach resigned from his position. Following his resignation, his deal with the Buccaneers came to an abrupt end on 2nd August 2017.
Kjell Jonevret achievements
Over the years, Jonevret has managed to earn himself several accolades working as a player and coach.
As a football player, he earned himself the following honours:
- At Allmänna Idrottsklubben (AIK) – Svenska football cup winner (1984-1985)
- At Viking FK – Norwegian football cup winner (1989)
As a club manager, he earned the following honours:
- At Djurgårdens IF – Allsvenskan and Svenska Cupen (both in 2005)
- At Molde FK – Norwegian Football Club runner up (2009) and Tippeligaen Runner up (2009)
Kjell Jonevret’s numerous and remarkable contributions as a club manager earned him an independent award as an individual. In 2005, he was named the Swedish Manager of the Year.
Kjell Jonevret Orlando Pirates coach salary
As Buccaneers’ head coach, Kjell earned a salary of around R250,000.
Orlando Pirates coach latest news
The management position of Orlando Pirates is continually changing since the team managers work based on a contract. So, who is the current coach of Orlando Pirates? Currently, Josef Zinnbauer is Orlando Pirates new coach. Josef Zinnbauer is a retired German football player who is presently managing Orlando Pirates. His appointment is a replacement to the former team manager, Milutin Micho Sredojević. The club confirmed this news via a statement on their official club website.
Kjell Jonevret has made his mark at Buccaneers as a former head coach of the club. Even though his time at the club was cut short by his resignation, Orlando Pirates still acknowledge his contributions to the club.