Josef Zinnbauer promises to make Orlando Pirates great again as new head coach


New Orlando Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer says he is ready to make the Mighty Buccaneers a great team again.

Zinnbauer was announced as the new man in charge on Tuesday on a three-season deal to replace Rhulani Mokwena, who has since been restored to the assistant coach position.

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The German coach is expected to sit on the bench when Bucs host Black Leopards at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on 21 December.

"I like a dominant and passionate style of play and ball possession is important to me," Zinnbauer said in his first club interview.

"There is a quality with our players and we have to reach the team's full potential with discipline, hard work and dedication."

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The 49-year-old coach has promised the Bucs faithful that he will give his best for the club.

"I expect everyone at the club to give their best, as I will give mine. It will not be easy but we will do our best to make Pirates become great again," he added.

"What I can promise to the Pirates fans, I will work hard with passion for this great club and now I'm very happy I wear the Orlando Pirates colours."

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