Mngomeni encourages Orlando Pirates to follow Sundowns' co-coach blueprint

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Former midfielder and South African football legend Thabo Mngomeni has encouraged Orlando Pirates to follow Mamelodi Sundowns’ managerial blueprint.

Mngomeni believes joint-caretaker coaches Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids should be given time at the Buccaneers until at least the end of the season.

"They must be given a chance just like they normally do with the coaches from overseas," Mngomeni tells KickOff.

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"Just like these useless foreign coaches who are always brought here and given ample chances.

"It's also good for the country because the Pirates coaches are local and they have proven that if people are given a chance something good can happen.

"Even their working relationship will start to grow, a bond is being formed between the two of them and the players.

"Maybe they should include someone like Dan Malesela as a missing piece to the puzzle.

"Sundowns is teaching us something, they are proving it can be done with three coaches.

"Let's stop this madness of saying clubs are too big for certain coaches, in the past when we won things we used local coaches.

"But since the overseas coaches came with their papers we lost the identity of our style of play.

"Nowadays Pirates are playing this way, Sundowns this way that proves there is a lot of confusion, then Bafana started dropping in the rankings.

"We should have learned from Pitso, we had a mirror in front of us, Dan is a missing piece."