Palacios ready to listen to offers


Former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates coach Augusto Palacios has revealed that he has not retired from football and is ready to listen to offers.

Palacios took the soccer fraternity by surprise when he announced his departure from Pirates earlier this week after serving the Buccaneers for almost a decade both as a coach and head of the development academy.

The Peruvian mentor says he is ready to listen to both local and international offers.

"I have not retired from football as many people believe, I am still very much part of football," Palacios tells

"I am ready for offers but all that will depend on the kind and condition of that project. It can be in South Africa or outside the country, I don't mind as long as I am happy with the conditions of that project.

"I still have more of a role to play in football either as a coach or technical director. So far I've got two calls from outside South Africa. It was not an offer but just a question if I am available."

Palacios produced a number of big players during his tenure as development head at Pirates including Tlou Segolela, Lebohang Mokoena and Benedict Vilakazi.

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