Palmer, a former Buccaneers’ striker, says the Dutch legend is a knowledgeable and firm coach.
Pirates appointed Palmer, a former FC AK and Maritzburg United head coach, to fill the assistant coach position that has been vacant for some time.
“I have a good working relationship with Krol and the rest of the technical team. I have already learnt a lot from Krol during the few days that I have been here. I am grateful for my appointment as it will enable me to better my coaching skills,” says Palmer.
The 42-year-old, who penned a two-year contract with the Soweto giants, parted ways with Maritzburg United after contractual differences. He says he has no ill feelings against the club.
“I wish Maritzburg well in the coming season. Whatever happened is now history; I have moved on. I have a new job with one of the biggest teams in the continent to concentrate on and it would therefore be folly to be still thinking about my split with Maritzburg.”
Palmer is confident the team will perform well in tomorrow’s Telkom Charity Cup, which will be his first assignment as Pirates’ assistant coach.
“We have talent at the club. The players are hungry to succeed and impress the new coach, which will bode well for us this weekend. Getting the club back to winning ways should be a collective effort. We all have to put an extra effort to score goals,” he adds.