BREAKING: VV resigns at Pirates


The Serbian announced his decision today after a barrage of criticism from the club’s fans in recent weeks as the Buccaneers continue to struggle in the Absa Premiership.

Last night’s home defeat to Maritzburg United proved the final straw, with the club announcing today: “VV provided the club with a thirty-day notice period as required by labour law in South Africa. Orlando Pirates has accepted VV’s resignation.

“VV stated in his letter that he is prepared to furnish the reasons for his sudden resignation to the Orlando Pirates Football Club Chairman, Dr Irvin Khoza.”

In turn, Khoza told the club’s website: “We have accepted VV’s resignation. The stability of the team is always a pressing priority. Eric Tinkler will again assume the role of caretaker coach until the end of the 2014/2015 season.

“I will sit down with VV in an exit interview to hear him out. I naturally wished that he stayed longer and had more success at Orlando Pirates.

“He has, however, added the Nedbank Cup and Carling Black Label Cup success at Orlando Pirates to his list of achievements. I wish him well into the future.”