Nov 29, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: Orlando Pirates Coach Josef Zinnbauer Has Resigned

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Josef Zinnbauer has since thanked the chairman, Dr Irvin Khoza, the club and its supporters for his time with the team.

FILE PHOTO: Outgoing Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer during the Carling Black Label Cup match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs at Orlando Stadium on August 01, 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa. PICTURE: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images

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JOHANNESBURG: Orlando Pirates has issued a statement confirming the departure of its head coach following MTN8 exit over the weekend.

Josef Zinnbauer has since thanked the chairman, Dr Irvin Khoza, the club and its supporters for his time with the team.

In a statement issued by the club, Zinnbauer said, “I would like to thank the Chairman and management for the opportunity they have given me. Unfortunately, my time at the Club has come to an end. I have enjoyed my time here and would also like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the supporters.  

“I have spent the last two years away from my family and for this reason, I have decided to hand in my resignation. I would like to wish the Club and its supporters all the best for the future,” he added.

The German mentor leaves the Club with a record of 35 wins, 20 draws and 13 losses in his 68 matches in charge of the Mighty Buccaneers, the statement reads.

On behalf of the Club, we would like to wish Mr Zinnbauer all the best in his future endeavours.

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