Jonevret On Bucs Exit: It Didn’t Work Out
Orlando Pirates Chairman Confirms Kjell Jonevret’s Departure
Kjell Jonevret says that things did not work out as planned for him at Orlando Pirates.
Jonevret has resigned from his position as the head coach of Pirates. The 55-year-old coach has been in charge of the Buccaneers’ bench since February.
The Swedish coach’s resignation was confirmed by the Soweto giants on their official Twitter account on Wednesday.
While he managed to lead Bucs to the final of the Nedbank Cup last season, Jonevret’s future as the team’s coach has been in doubt since the side finished their PSL campaign outside of the top eight.
Serbian coach, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, is expected to take over the reins as the new head coach for Bucs for the 2017/18 season. The Buccaneers have issued a full statement with the club’s chairman Irvin Khoza confirming Jonevret’s departure.
“Orlando Pirates Football Club Head Coach, Kjell Jonevret, has tendered his resignation. Mr Jonevret has thanked the Chairman of Orlando Pirates, Dr Irvin Khoza, the Club and its supporters for giving him an opportunity to coach the Club.
Mr Jonevret said: “I would like to thank the Club for the opportunity. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out as planned. I wish the Club and its supporters all the best for the future.”
In accepting Kjell Jonevret's resignation, Dr Khoza expressed his understanding of the enormity of expectation; the Head Coach of a big Club like Orlando Pirates is put under from day one.
Find all updates on the latest rumours and confirmed deals in our Transfer Centre!Dr Khoza said: "I wish Kjell Jonevret well in his future endeavours," Bucs stated on their official club website.