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Could Shakes Take Charge Of Pirates?

Orlando Pirates Coach Announcement Imminent

By Soccer Laduma - Feb 15, 2017 05:47 PM

Orlando Pirates could turn to their former player and team manager, Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba, in their search for a coach to take charge of the team for the remainder of the 2016/17 season.  

Read: Pirates Referring To Renard?

Pirates are expected to announce a new coach on Monday next week, as confirmed by the club’s chairman Irvin Khoza at a press conference.

There is a strong rumour in the football fraternity that Mashaba could be the man to take charge of Bucs. Under interim coach Augusto Palacios, the results have not been forthcoming for the Buccaneers.

It is believed that Mashaba is seen as a short-term replacement for Palacios, with an indication that the former SA U20 coach could see out the season with Bucs.

Khoza has already confirmed that Pirates’ preferred candidate for the team’s coaching job is currently contracted to another club and unavailable.

As reported by the Siya crew, highly-rated Africa Cup of Nations-winning coach Herve Renard is the man Pirates have identified as their potential full-time coach, according to sources.

However, Renard is currently the head coach of the Morocco national team. While there has been no official word from Bucs regarding the Mashaba link with the club, indications are that he is being considered.

Mashaba is currently involved in a legal battle with his former employers, the South African Football Association, regarding his removal from the Bafana Bafana coaching position.   

Regarding the Pirates coaching role, there has also been mention of a few other candidates, including Luc Eymael, Milutin Sredojevic and an unknown foreign-based coach - among others.

There is talk that Mzansi football legend, Benni McCarthy, is also being considered for an unspecified technical team role other than that of the head coach.

Read: Ertugral Still Keen On Bafana Coaching Job

Former Free State Stars coach Giovanni Solinas, Ruud Krol and Nigerian football legend Samson Siasia have all been linked with Bucs in recent weeks.


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mahloko-sucess Joined: 23 Oct 2014
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mahloko-sucess Feb 18, 2017 05:10 PM
When we won de first treble we had graig rosslee nd krol.mashaba n Benni can do wonders without a shadow of a doubt,jst lyk pitso n d lyks of manqoba mqithi are reigning at d moment...#black blood
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mahloko-sucess Joined: 23 Oct 2014
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mahloko-sucess Feb 18, 2017 05:04 PM
I don't think des any coach at the moment suitable for de hot seat like sir Ephraim mashaba he understand local football far better.if we appoint mashaba as our new coach,ahh rest assured brothers anada star is coming mark that...
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MT Gailele Feb 17, 2017 04:34 PM
Mashaba or Ruud Krol can be the head coach for Bucs part ways with Benni McCarthy to be Assistant coach please
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bhkabhakalokuqina1 Feb 17, 2017 01:40 PM
Mashaba can get better results i support that ides
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matla72 Feb 17, 2017 11:27 AM
@tshwedi81 how about I call u a pig ? is nice to call others a donkey
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Magebhula Sokzin Feb 17, 2017 07:25 AM
I can't wait for Monday
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Bhakalan_Ncx Feb 16, 2017 09:48 PM
The only coach I would completely trust with pirates..he's no coward
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The Bucsboss Feb 16, 2017 06:27 PM
The only man who know ho to stabilise the backborn of pirates at this stage can be only Rud Krol.A coach who know how to build the team from the back,and raise the players spirit up.He did it,and I still trust his abilities.UP THE BUCS.
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ArsenBUcKs Feb 16, 2017 02:59 PM
Change is good please remove this old madala and companion Mhlongo, Carnel and Rowen try BENNI Legkwathi Edward motale and calvin marlin myb they might come up with something
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Africa reloaded Feb 16, 2017 01:49 PM
I don't doubt Mashaba even if he's hired on a long-term basis.Bring Bennie also because I don't see Krol coming back.Once and Always
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tshwedi81 Feb 16, 2017 01:49 PM
The Donkey Gabuza will be on the starting 11 always.
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Tata Sibeko Feb 16, 2017 01:26 PM
I still prefer Bennie McCarthy
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Gofa@123 Feb 16, 2017 01:21 PM
Shakes is never a Bad Coach, he just makes wrong decisions at time and get too much excited when he wins. He can get the best out of players like Gabuza. We can try him as an interim Coach and make a final decision when the Season is over.
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thato357 Feb 16, 2017 11:59 AM
Krol should come back.
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Mohlale_Maja22 Feb 16, 2017 11:53 AM
No man Mashaba does not have the back bone to coach Pirates, he couldn't take that little pressure for Bafana Bafana and now he thinks he can take the one of being the best man for Pirates, no he is too weak..... Go and try somewhere Mashaba not here.
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Maclane Feb 16, 2017 11:24 AM
Something which should have been done ages ago.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Joined: 09 Feb 2017
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Feb 16, 2017 10:55 AM
Which means Gabuza will guaranteed the starting line up.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Feb 16, 2017 10:53 AM
Lets wait for Monday announcement.
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da-KG Feb 16, 2017 09:17 AM
I believe Mashaba can make wonders at Pirates and emulate Pitso, Go Buccaneer Go!
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Realydoctor10 Feb 16, 2017 09:04 AM
Chairman wepirates liqinile ikhanda lakhe kwangempela futh ngabe kade wamlanda umnumzani kroll nestar sesibili ngabe sesinaso angaz yin afune kuncengwa ngento ayaziyo kuthi kumele ayenze balandeli bayophelwa yinhlonipho ngenye imini bashaye yena kuze okuzolunga phela lana

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