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Confirmed: Coach Exits Pirates

Ivica Vukusic Is Leaving Orlando Pirates

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 20, 2018 11:26 AM
There have already been plenty of changes at Orlando Pirates as they plan for the 2018/19 season, and it has now been confirmed that one of their coaches is on his way out.
 
It was revealed on Tuesday that the Buccaneers had roped in former Swansea City man, Andrew Sparkes, as their new goalkeeper coach, throwing into question Ivica Vukusic’s future at the club.
 
 
The Siya crew have now been able to verify that Sparkes, who was working as the Swans’ Head of Academy Goalkeeping, has been brought in as a replacement for Vukusic, with the Croatian coach set to leave the Buccaneers.
 
Vukusic signed a short-term deal with Pirates when he joined Milutin Sredojevic’s technical team last year and played his role in helping Bucs return to winning ways as they climbed up the table in a much-improved 2017/18 campaign. He has now explained that he will not be penning an extension. 
 
Speaking to the Siya crew, Vukusic said, “I will be leaving Orlando Pirates when my contract expires next month. I want to take this opportunity to thank the Chairman for giving me the chance to work at such an amazing club, and I have enjoyed myself working here under Coach Micho. 
 
“I wish the team and the fans all the best going forward, and wish them all the success that they deserve.”
 
It remains to be seen when Sparkes will arrive to start work with Pirates. 
 

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kaffee Joined: 19 Jun 2018
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kaffee Jun 21, 2018 09:45 AM
Farewell coach and good luck to your future endeavours. Thanks for the experience and knowledge you instilled to our keepers. Remember Once a Pirate Always a Pirate, Up The Bucs!!!!!
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Sicinile bucz Jun 20, 2018 05:59 PM
B-celcics appointed Steve Kompela as new coach wow!
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STIGA18 Jun 20, 2018 03:10 PM
All the best for you too Coach
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thato357 Jun 20, 2018 02:59 PM
I could sense that he was not gonna last. He was more like a spare wheel.
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Shosholoza ka Cadolo Joined: 12 May 2018
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Shosholoza ka Cadolo Jun 20, 2018 01:44 PM
Go n fil Baloyi's post @ chiefs.
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paulie khosified Jun 20, 2018 01:00 PM
@lufy sheep! Beeeeee kikikiki
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nazzi the second Joined: 23 Oct 2017
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nazzi the second Jun 20, 2018 12:24 PM
for me you didnt do much, you tried but all our keepers were still fumbling , how can one team have so many fumbling keepers, and the funny thing is that all these keepers were good, didnt have such problems at their previous teams
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Mketule 1 Joined: 28 May 2017
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Mketule 1 Jun 20, 2018 12:14 PM
You served us well Sir. Good luck in your future endeavours. Jah bless.
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Jun 20, 2018 12:14 PM
No, we thank you Mr Vukusic & all the best, history will never forget you.
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Pirates_999 Jun 20, 2018 12:12 PM
Bye
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MfanoYellow Jun 20, 2018 12:08 PM
Vukusitsho
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mosekaphofu maggosim Jun 20, 2018 12:06 PM
I hv seen yr job against Downs, Mabokgwane did wonders there
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Faysal Jun 20, 2018 12:04 PM
Cowditor Who cares rats problems just give us real news
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mosekaphofu maggosim Jun 20, 2018 12:04 PM
@lufy .. Ship nt sheep akere
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Maclane Joined: 18 Sep 2015
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Maclane Jun 20, 2018 12:03 PM
Thank you for your contribution to South African football
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miltah.king@gmail.com Jun 20, 2018 11:33 AM
I hope that all these changes are for good cause for my team.
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lufy Joined: 28 Dec 2017
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lufy Jun 20, 2018 11:32 AM
Go well Mr. Coach i wish you the best for your future #thanks for the job that you have done to the Buccaneer sheep

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