Absa Premiership

Zinnbauer determined to turn Pirates around

2019-12-11 09:57
Orlando Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer.

Cape Town - Newly-appointed Orlando Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer has expressed his desire to get the club back to the top of South African football.

The German tactician is hoping to help the team bounce back from a poor start to the season - under the stewardship of interim boss Rulani Mokwena - by getting the most out of the players.

"I like a dominant and passionate style of play and ball possession is important to me," Zinnbauer said in his first interview as Pirates coach.

"There is a quality with our players and we have to reach the team's full potential with discipline, hard work and dedication."

He added: "I expect everyone at the club to give their best, as I will give mine. It will not be easy but we will do our best to make Pirates become great again.

"What I can promise to the Pirates fans, I will work hard with passion for this great club and now I'm very happy I wear the Orlando Pirates colours."

Zinnbauer has previously coached Hamburg in the Bundesliga, before moving to St. Gallen FC in Switzerland, where he won 19 out of 63 competitive games.

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