Orlando Pirates legend Innocent Mayoyo does not see Spaniard Jose Riveiro hitting the ground running at the club.


Mayoyo says his former club should have learned from rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns and hired local coaches.

"Even if he can be from Spain the reality is it will take time," Mayoyo tells KickOff.com.

"Before the players get used to his tactics, he must first learn the Pirates culture, players, environment, competition... Because the reality is that he knows nothing about this league.

"Whatever he is going to introduce will be something new to the players.

"We were expecting the job to be given to the likes of Benni McCarthy, Pitso Mosimane or Dan Malesela.

"But now Riveiro will be bringing his own identity which is going to make the club depressed, then he will be sacked, another foreigner will come in, then the process will keep repeating itself until we start believing in ourselves.

"The problem in South Africa is we think a coaching qualification is greater than coaching capability.

"Because if you are talking about the likes of Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids you are talking about people who have no idea what the Pirates culture is.

"We should have groomed our own, take Malesela to coaching courses, by the time we qualify for Africa he is ready.

"Riveiro it will take him at least 24 months to win a cup for Pirates, and that's too much for a club like Pirates where there is no time to build.

"What are you building in an already established empire?

"So he will not win anything this season. We should be giving that chance to our own people.

"At the moment to him everything it's a close book right now, kusazoba nzima.

"We are still going to change coaches I'm telling you, chances of him finishing his contract at Pirates are very slim.

"You must not forget the players we have today their attitude stinks, our boys are not trained to be pushed.

"You push them too hard you lose the dressing room.

"He will be sacked once he gets us into position 12 on the log table, and that is where we will realise we are going nowhere."