Absa Premiership

Pirates dismiss Krol rumours

2013-12-03 14:17
Ruud Krol (Gallo)
Cape Town - Orlando Pirates' Administration Manager Floyd Mbele has dismissed speculation linking former coach Ruud Krol with a possible return to the club following his shocking resignation as head coach of the Tunisian giants, CS Sfaxien, over the weekend.

The former Dutch international captain left his coaching job after guiding the team to CAF Confederations Cup glory when they beat TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the final.

Due to the Buccaneers' recent poor run of form, current mentor Roger de Sa’s job was rumoured to be in jeopardy which signalled the former Netherlands defender’s possible return to the side.

However, Mbele insists the club is not in talks with their treble winning mentor.

In an interview with the Kick-Off website, he said they have not made any contact with Krol and that the last time they spoke to him was after the Champions League semi-final when he congratulated the Pirates players.

Krol, 64, coached Pirates to their first silverware in 10 years when they won the MTN8 Cup back in October 2010, defeating Gordon Igesund’s Moroka Swallows 4-1 on penalties in the final at Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium.

These rumours may add more pressure on De Sa going into this weekend’s Telkom Knockout final against Platinum Stars.

Pirates already lost the MTN8 final to Stars this season and also lost the CAF Champions League final to Al Ahly of Egypt.

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