Jonevret On His Orlando Pirates Future…
Kjell Jonevret Says He Wants To Stay At Orlando Pirates
Orlando Pirates head coach, Kjell Jonevret, says that he’s still hungry to win things with the club, and wants to be given a full season to work with the team.
Speaking after this weekend’s 4-1 defeat to SuperSport United in the Nedbank Cup final, the Swede was reticent to discuss the future given the nature of the loss, but did admit that he wants to remain with the Buccaneers.
The 54-year-old explained that he wants to make ‘The Ghost’ happy, and will work ’24 hours a day’ in order to try and do so, although admitted that he doesn’t know what is happening at this point.
He said, "I get a lot of energy from the people outside, from the fans, I can see how much it means to them and I’m ready to work 24 hours a day just to make them happy. But there are a few things missing now to make us better.
“I’m hungry‚ I’ve just started this job and I want to have a full season to work with my team, but we have to wait and see.”
Meanwhile, he also says that they have outlined some changes that need to be made if Pirates are to improve, saying, “There were a lot of positive things to take in the season. I think there are a lot of discussions at the office for next season, but we have to wait and see what will happen. I’m not involved in all decisions. As you could see‚ we have some problems and that’s not just in the cup final. I’m 100 percent sure Orlando Pirates will start next season better.
"I have just begun and I hope they (Pirates) can listen to me and the other coaches about what we need for the future to be a better team. I like the experience here‚ I get a lot of energy from the people who I meet and I can see how much the club means to them.”
Jonevret’s future remains up in the air, and there does seem to be a chance that he might be the latest coach to face the chop at the club only four months after arriving, with Pirates having gone through eight coaches since 2011.