Zinnbauer steps down as Pirates coach

Josef Zinnbauer coach of Orlando Pirates during the 2021 MTN8 match between Orlando Pirates and Swallows FC on 14 August 2021 at Orlando Stadium

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JOHANNESBURG - Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer has decided to call it a day as the club's captain of the ship.

The German tendered his resignation this afternoon as the club confirmed in a statement.

Zinnbauer's resignation comes 48 hours after his charges were stunned by Swallows FC in the MTN8 quarter-final encounter.

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He leaves Pirates with a record of 35 wins, 20 draws and 13 defeats in his 68 matches in charge.

It remains to be seen who will replace Zinnbauer in the interim or permanently.

Former Golden Arrows coach Mandla Ncikazi was roped in at the beginning of the season as Zinnbauer's second assistant coach with Fadlu Davids.



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