O’Loughlin will act as a consultant to Mutombo for a four-week period before heading back to SA.
O’Loughlin will hold his first training session with the team this afternoon at the National Stadium.
Disclosing this, O’Loughlin’s business manager, Michael Hughes, of Stellar Africa, said: “Chris wanted some time off his since he parted ways with Pirates just to put things in perspective and decide on his next move.
“The opportunity at AS Vita is ideal for him at this juncture as it allows him to continue his coaching whilst not being a permanent move. We are presently working behind the scenes to provide him with options on his return.”