'Pirates Will Leave A Legacy With Or Without Riveiro'

Jose Riveiro, coach of Orlando Pirates, during the MTN8 final match between Orlando Pirates and AmaZulu held at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on 05 November 2022
Jose Riveiro, coach of Orlando Pirates, during the MTN8 final match between Orlando Pirates and AmaZulu held at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on 05 November 2022
Gerhard Duraan

Orlando Pirates head coach Jose Riveiro has discussed the legacy he wants to leave behind at the club and says he's "100 percent sure it's going to happen".

Riveiro has exceeded expectations in his first season at the club after helping the club win the MTN8 earlier in the season and has an opportunity to win a second trophy, in the Nedbank Cup final against Sekhukhune United on Saturday. 

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There is already an impression that Riveiro has built an identity in the Pirates side and ahead of the Nedbank Cup final, he was asked what legacy he would like to leave behind. 

Riveiro says they are working hard to bring the club back to where they belong. 

"Legacy? That's a lot. I'm just part of the bigger structure. I'm the one who must come here and say what's going on and stuff like that but it's a big structure," Riveiro said in a press conference. 

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"We're really trying to push to make sure that Pirates are in a place that (they) belong and it's gonna happen, you can be 100 percent sure, with Riveiro, without Riveiro, it's just going to happen, soon. 

"And that's what we do. We try to work hard every day to make sure that we're at the level the place requires, I'm a bit annoying with this but it's a fact and be sure it's going to happen," he said. 

The Vigo native coach continued and said he hopes to leave the team in better shape for the future if he were to leave but he does not want to think too much about that because he has only just completed his first season. 

"So it's not about legacy, I have to do my job, I have to do my role during the time people who brought me here required me to do until the end, with the same passion, with the same dedication and with the same ethic," he went on. 

"Hopefully, myself and the people around (me), we can be be able to leave something that can give continuity for the future but still, I have two more years, so I don't want to talk about legacy," he added. 

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