Johnson linked with Bucs job

2014-12-08 13:36

Cape Town – After being spotted at the Soweto Derby, speculation is mounting that Cavin Johnson could be in line to take over the head coaching role at Orlando Pirates. 

Read: Chiefs go 13 points clear

According to KickOff, Johnson has attempted to distance himself from the rumours after he was spotted watching the Sea Robbers take on Kaizer Chiefs this weekend.

The ex-SuperSport United manager insists he was at the FNB Stadium to watch the game like the rest of the sold out crowd. 

"There were a lot of other people who were also there and I was part of the huge crowd that attended.” said Johnson.

Rumours suggest that Johnson was seen speaking with Pirates' officials and to former Bucs' player, Helman Mkhalele but again Johnson insists he spoke with Mkhalele about the game and as spectators.

The 56-year-old manager was the head coach of Platinum Stars before replacing Gavin Hunt as boss at SuperSport United.

Johnson and SuperSport parted ways at the end of August after a poor start to the 2014/15 PSL season. 

Johnson was linked with the AmaZulu job before Steve Barker was announced as coach of the Durban side.


  • Donovan Dunn - 2014-12-08 14:07

    How is he any better than Tinkler himself, who surely deserves a crack having picked up ideas from 4 previous coaches??

  • Jones Moate - 2014-12-08 14:23

    hope khoza doesn't sign this COWch,Pirates is too big for him, we need a good foreign coach

  • Sthembiso Biyase - 2014-12-08 14:27

    We don,t need him@Mayfair,we need Dutch speaking,Ruud Krol,not this carpenter,Johnson,

  • Zukisani Marwanqana - 2014-12-08 14:37

    Ooooh no plzzzzz

  • Sam Masinga - 2014-12-08 14:37

    So long as Floyd and the other moomish are still in the ship nothing will change they are the selectors of the coach for who to field bench and come and go they must f #0kf.

  • Senzo Mbalane - 2014-12-08 15:52

    Please someone tell me this is not true, there's no chance in hell this guy can bring back the happy days, if there's no one better lets give Eric Tinkler a dissent chance I don't see us challenging for anything this season even if K.C can flop which at the moment seems very imposable.

  • Mtimandze Bhambholunye - 2014-12-08 17:55

    lets not go to the stadium finish n klaar so that the chair can hear us

  • Go-Heart Myben - 2014-12-08 18:38

    Why does it seem as if rumours make news...... Only facts actually does!!

  • Senzo Mbalane - 2014-12-09 08:49

    This is looks like something Floyd Mbele would do that the guy is clueless about football.Maybe he is the one who should be fired he does not understand Orlando Pirates is not like Platinum Stars.

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