Absa Premiership

Axed Pirates coach 'frustrated' by working conditions

2017-08-11 13:24
Kjell Jonevret (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Orlando Pirates coach Kjell Jonevret says he decided to partly resign from the club because of not being able to have more of a say in decision-making.

The Swede was at Pirates for just under six months where he guided the side to a Nedbank Cup final defeat to SuperSport United, but couldn't help the ailing team finish in the top eight. It appears the 55-year-old had little say in signing new players.

As such, he was replaced by Milutin Sredojevich after deciding to step down with the Carling Black Label defeat to Kaizer Chiefs in pre-season being his last appearance on the bench.

Speaking to Swedish television, Jonevret said, "The working conditions are very special in the club. You are not very involved and that's frustrating. Communication was not very good and it was difficult to make my voice heard. It's a big club with very many who want to be involved and make decisions.

"The political aspect is extraordinary in the club. But there are no hard feelings at all. Me and the club separated as friends. This was the best for both. I've experienced something very special down there. It has given me more flavour. Now it's about trying to move on. I still think I did a good job under difficult conditions."

Pirates get their PSL campaign underway under Sredojevich at home to Chippa United at the Orlando Stadium on August 19.

Kick off is at 18:00.

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