A Spanish coach is among the candidates for the Orlando Pirates job as the club is expected to make further changes to the technical team.
The Buccaneers started this month by confirming the departure of Fadlu Davids who has been working as a co-coach alongside Mandla Ncikazi.
As confirmed by the Soweto giants, Davids will have his contract come to an end at the end of the month, having joined the club in 2019 from Maritzburg United.
While several coaches have been linked with the Bucs job in recent weeks, including former Kaizer Chiefs and Chippa United coach Gavin Hunt, ex-AmaZulu FC coach Benni McCarthy, Mamelodi Sundowns’ senior coach Steve Komphela and Dan Malesela, amongst others, indications are that Pablo Franco Martin’s name has come up again as one of the candidates for a coaching job at the Houghton-based club.
Martin is currently unattached after parting ways with Tanzania giants Simba SC where he was a head coach.
Since Josef Zinnbauer’s resignation from his position as Pirates coach last year, Martin has been one of the coaches to have been linked with Bucs, although the club opted to keep faith in Ncikazi and Davids for the duration of the 2021/22 season.
Indications are that the Buccaneers could re-visit their interest in the 42-year-old former Real Madrid assistant manager, with a view of adding him to the technical team for next season.
The Spanish mentor was recently also linked with another PSL gig at AmaZulu, although the Durban-based club refuted the reports and have since appointed Brandon Truter in the role permanently.
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