Orlando Pirates fans want Kosta Papic
Posted: 6 December 2010 Time: 12:47
Orlando Pirates supporters are calling for the return of former coach Kosta Papic and it is understood that an urgent meeting is scheduled for later today.
The Ghost left Soccer City on Saturday with their tails between their legs after being beaten 3-0 by Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout Final. Bucs' loss to Amakhosi for a second time has not gone down well with supporters who have demanded that chairman Irvin Khoza reconsider the future of head coach Ruud Krol. While some Pirates supporters believe that Papic could be their messiah, others believe that assistant coach Craig Rosslee must now take over the coaching reigns at the club. Speaking to KickOff.com, Bucs number 1 supporter Mzion Mofokeng says Khoza must give Krol his ticket back to Holland. _quote "It cannot happen that a coach like Krol be given such quality players such as we have at Pirates and fail to deliver. I respect the good job that Khoza has done for this club and I will be happy if he releases Krol now as he has dented the club's image by losing to the same team twice in succession. "I won't go as far as to choose the coach that I want for Pirates but I think we need a person who knows and understands the culture of Pirates. "I believe a former player like Brandon Silent can make a huge impact at the club working with Craig Rosslee as head coach." Another staunch Bucs supporter Bheki Nkomo who was close to tears when his club lost to Chiefs on Saturday, says Rosslee or Papic are the only people that can help the club restore its dented status. "Papic had great success at Orlando Pirates but was unlucky with results. Even when we lost, we used to go home satisfied with the team's performance. If not Papic, maybe this may be a good time for Rosslee to take over as head coach," he says. We want your input so GO VOTE on the latest KickOff.com poll.