Cape Town - Orlando Pirates development academy director
Augusto Palacios believes it's important for new coach Josef Zinnbauer to
find a balance at the club.
Palacios knows Zinnbauer will only be successful if he
remains true to his coaching philosophies, but the former Bafana Bafana coach
also reminded the German that he must embrace the Buccaneers' culture.
"Firstly, he must be his own man. He must also embrace
the culture of the club and follow the philosophy of the team," Palacios
told City Press.
"The club has a rich history and he must know who he is
dealing with. I believe that there are good players, who can turn the team
Palacios went on to give Zinnbauer advice about team
selections and player roles, which he believes hasn't always been on point this
"He needs to work closely with the players and treat
them equally. No favouritism, please," he added.
"There is this thing now of coaches converting players,
which is destroying some players.
"He must put them in their rightful positions and must
always put forward the players he thinks will do the job for him, be they young
"I wish him good luck and all the best because he is
going to need it."
- TeamTalk Media