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Irvin Khoza to announce new Orlando Pirates coach next Monday

Posted: 13 February 2017 Time: 11:32

Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza has promised to announce a new head coach next Monday.

Khoza addressed the media at a press conference this morning to confirm his intention to address the matter of the head coach as soon as possible.

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“A 6-1 loss by a club of the stature of Orlando Pirates is unacceptable. For that to be followed by a 6-0 loss … is no good.

“This afternoon we will be meeting with the technical team to get to the bottom of the problem. We are not denying there is a problem.

“It is not an easy task to find a coach of the stature of Orlando Pirates Football Club. When we have found a coach the pressure on them is enormous. It is the reason why when we lose a coach we look to an insider in an attempt to establish stability until a replacement is found. It has worked in the past. It has proven to be a challenge this time around.

“Unfortunately the candidate identified was in contract with another club at the end of January and his buyout clause for the next five months was prohibitive. We cannot therefore reveal any information at this stage.

“But what I can give as a guarantee is that next week Monday, because of what has happened, we are going to be announcing the new coach.

“We had hoped that at the end of January he would have been available, but as I’ve said, the buyout clause was a problem.”

Watch the full statement below:

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