PSL

Pirates suspend coach Leal

2012-03-12 12:00
Julio Cesar Leal (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Soweto soccer giants Orlando Pirates announced on their website on Monday that head coach Julio Cesar Leal had been suspended indefinitely.

"Orlando Pirates Football Club has with immediate effect suspended the coach, Mr Julio Cesar Leal," the club stated.

While embarking on a fact finding investigation into poor performances, the coach expressed that “he could not see his way forward” and offered the chairman “to do what is right for the club”.

Augusto Palacios, technical director of development, would assume the role of head coach on an interim basis.

The rest of the technical team would remain unchanged, Pirates said.

Since Leal took over at the beginning of the season, Pirates have won the MTN8 and the Telkom Knockout competitions.

He replaced Ruud Krol, who guided the team to three titles last season.

Leal came under severe scrutiny after Pirates failed to advance past the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League.

They went down 4-2 on aggregate to Angolan side Recreativo do Libolo earlier this month.


Read more on:    psl
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
19 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
13 February 2016
Jomo Cosmos v Free State Stars, Olen Park 15:30
Polokwane City v Golden Arrows, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 18:00
Maritzburg United v Platinum Stars, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:15
14 February 2016
Bloemfontein Celtic v Chippa United, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:30
SuperSport United v University of Pretoria, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:30
17 February 2016
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

As the Absa Premiership nears the Christmas break, a little over half the season remains. Who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Which teams will be relegated? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.