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First Coach Linked With Pirates After Micho's Exit!

A former Absa Premiership coach is linked with the vacant role at Orlando Pirates, following Milutin Sredojevic’s recent resignation from the club.  

While the Buccaneers elevated Rhulani Mokwena to the helm, after the sudden resignation of Sredojevic on Friday night from his position as head coach of the club, indications are that the role is attracting interest from a number of top coaches from around the world.

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Mokwena was in charge for the first time as Bucs coach during the team’s MTN8 quarter-final match, which they lost 1-0 to Highlands Park at the weekend. 

News reaching the Siya crew is that former Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael has emerged as one of the coaches believed to be available for Bucs role, should the club be interested in his services, though at this stage there is no indication of planned coaching changes at the Soweto giants, with Mokwena currently in charge of the technical team along with Fadlu Davids and Franck Plaine.  

“The coach is available and Pirates have been alerted to his availability. But at the moment no one knows what the Pirates chairman’s plan is – whether he will want a new coach or if he will be giving Rhulani a chance on a long-term,” said the source.

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Contacted for comment, Eymael confirmed that he is still unattached after leaving Egyptian club Tala’ea El Gaish. 

“I am available and a free agent. I have been waiting for an opportunity on two national team jobs but that is taking a long time now because of some internal and private issues they have to resolve,” said Eymael.

“I refused to go back to Rwanda. I refused to go back to Tunisia. I also got an offer from Lebanon. But the offer was not good. I prefer to wait a bit now to see what’s going to happen,” the Belgian coach added. 

Meanwhile, Pirates will be away in KwaZulu-Natal for what will be Rhulani Mokwena’s first league match, against AmaZulu at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Tuesday evening.    

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