Bucs suspend assistant coach

2011-06-30 08:51

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates have suspended assistant coach Craig Rosslee after the former Ajax Cape Town coach accused club management of interfering in technical matters when they won the treble last season, reports the Sowetan.

Rosslee, who is joining Mpumalanga Black Aces as coach next season, claimed in the media this week that he and not Dutchman Ruud Krol had been responsible for the success of Bucs. Krol was head coach when they made history by winning the treble last term.

Pirates were expected to send Rosslee his suspension on Wednesday night.

This will preclude the coach from working at Aces until the matter is resolved.

The former Cape Town Spurs right-back, who refused to comment on Wednesday night, is still contracted to Pirates as their assistant coach.

Club boss Irvin Khoza fumed on Wednesday: "We are charging him for bringing the club into disrepute after comments attributed to him in the media where he accused the management of the club of interference in technical matters.

"(He) never raised any of those issues with us. and the only thing he used to do was to gossip about (Krol).

"We have a handbook guiding everybody employed by the club. Towards the end of the season, I made it clear I want a report from everybody and Craig never brought those allegations to me. Why does he raise them through the media?"

Khoza said he met Rosslee again when new coach Julio Leal was appointed last week and that he had not voiced any complaint.

"He will have to appear before our DC to explain why he is tainting the club's name."


  • Pallazo - 2011-06-30 08:56

    Never mess up with the Don of soccer.

  • SirVic - 2011-06-30 09:53

    ............anyway he is doing what CapeTownians do best ... badmouthing their colleagues in every chance they not suprised at all.....come to cape town and see how most of them behave...

  • McDaNife - 2011-06-30 09:59

    It stands to reason what Rosslee says, why not keep Krol if he was successful with the club last season - the treble. You dont rid off your successful coash. Khoza is a bully we all know that.

  • Gomolemo Tshwaro - 2011-06-30 10:12

    There used to be a lot of inteference from from Buc's management and I would;nt be surprised if its still there, everybody who thinks he is somebody used to bring his team selection and give it to the coach in charge. And yes Roslee also played a big part but to go to the press with that kind of information is silly. What i know about Dr. Khoza is that he is approachable and a good listener but no saint,loke us.

  • Bra Pat - 2011-06-30 10:24

    Mr Khoza's bullieng tactics will expose him this season. He kicked out Krol and we aoutomatically knew he is gona sideline Rossle anyway to acormodate the former Swallows loser. We knw e management interferes i remember 2 seasons ago we were holding bilboards to crusify Floyd Mbhele isnt this the testimon. Gud lucky Khoza u shot urself in the foot

  • moriseki - 2011-06-30 10:37

    if khoza n his associate think is the management who brought the success to the team why do we need coaches for if they can do better job.

  • vambozha mutemi - 2011-06-30 13:54

    Amakhosi for life!!

      SirVic - 2011-06-30 14:18

      kukhona okukodwa esivumelana ngako!!!!!!!!!! 4 LIFE........heee my Zulu is geat for a!

      zayzo10 - 2011-07-04 16:49

      Khosi 4 Life......"Khosi will always score a winning goal"

  • deano - 2011-07-01 08:32

    If Krol did what he was supposed to why is he gone? He either got a raw deal or he was not good enough. Pirates must choose which excuse they want to use...not playing beautiful football is a poor one when you've just won the treble. Ask Jose which one he prefers...

  • semurai - 2011-07-01 13:17

    hey Khoza mara!! sometin is fishy with your style of management,..iron hand ne?

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