Ruud Krol: Ex-Orlando Pirates coach wins another league title


Former Orlando Pirates head coach Ruud Krol has lifted his third league title since leaving the Absa Premiership in 2011.

Krol made history in his three years in South Africa with a remarkable treble in his final season with Pirates as he built one of the most fearsome squads in the league's history.

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Since his departure nine years ago, the legendary Dutchman has won league titles with CS Sfaxien and Esperance de Tunis as well as the CAF Confederation Cup with the former.

He then lifted the UNAF Cup with Raja Casablanca and success has now followed him to Kuwait, where he secured the 16th league crown with Kuwait SC.

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"I came here just seven weeks ago, I finished the season yesterday as their league campaign was postponed as they were also in lockdown," Krol tells

"They were not happy with the previous coach, maybe they were not happy with the style of play, I'm not really sure what happened but they stopped the league in February and I was hired before they league resumed."

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Krol revealed his 'confidence' for more silverware as they enter the quarter-final stage of the Emir Cup before the Kuwait Crown Prince but admits they may need reinforcements for the Asian Champions League.

"We need some quality and we are looking for that but it's difficult in this time where many are still in quarantine - so it's not easy to get players, many teams are still playing too.

"But we are still looking and have time to buy but we can only have five foreign players per squad so [it's unlikely] I'll sign players from my former club's as next season the quota will change to four in order to give local talent more chances."