Jonevret un­fazed by Or­lando Pi­rates exit talk

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- Bucs sup­port­ers have casted their votes with their team set to face Amakhosi to­day.

Or­lando Pi­rates coach Kjell Jonevret ex­pected the sup­port­ers to se­lect fringe play­ers and a few young­sters for their Car­ling Black La­bel Cup clash with Kaizer Chiefs at the FNB Sta­dium.

“I’m a lit­tle bit sur­prised over the votes. I thought they would se­lect one or two play­ers that didn’t play so much last sea­son, like a few young­sters. So, both teams are go­ing to play pretty much with the same teams,” Jonevret told


Pow­erFM Sport. The Swede tac­ti­cian as­sured he won’t field the same team when the 2017/18 sea­son starts. “I’m pretty sure when the league starts, it’s not go­ing to be the same team. I’m think­ing of mak­ing some changes to the team and the type of foot­ball we will play when we start the league,” he said.

“I want to see how this Pi­rates team per­forms af­ter what hap­pened last sea­son and hope­fully they will do well and give the sup­port­ers some hope be­cause it’s im­por­tant for them to see that we mean busi­ness this year,” Jonevret added. Re­ports have in­di­cated that to­day’s clash will be Jonevret’s last match in charge of Bucs, with Ser­bian-born Mi­lutin Sre­do­je­vic lined up to suc­ceed him next week.

“We have a good tech­ni­cal team right now. We have de­cided we can’t put our en­ergy on things we can’t con­trol. We try to do the best that we can do,” he stressed.

“So I can­not de­cide my fu­ture. I don’t care too much. I have been in this busi­ness for too long, but the day I quit. It will be on my own ac­cord,” Jonevret con­cluded.

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