TROPHY DOESN’T GUARANTEE NEW CONTRACT
History has shown that when coaching at Orlando Pirates, winning silverware is never any guarantee of staying in the job.
Last season Josef Zinnbauer ended a six-year trophy drought with the MTN8 but found himself on the way out after finishing third in the league in his first full season at the club.
Vladimir Vermezovic left won the 2014
Nedbank Cup. Prior to him Rudi Krol did all the difficult work laying the foundation for the ‘Double Treble’ era but was sacrificed straight after a season in which he won three trophies.
Brazilian gaffer Julio Cesar Leal also won silverware but was shown the door, leaving Augusto Palacios to complete the second title success in a row, after which he was also then asked to step aside. Gordon Igesund and Roy Barreto also won the club trophies but found themselves having to move on directly afterwards, having been criticised for the way their teams played despite delivering silverware.
So, the culture of parting ways with coaches that win trophies at Pirates is all too clear.