We need a new man, Zinnbauer has failed – Makhanya


Josef Zinnbauer might have ended Orlando Pirates’ six-year trophy drought by winning the MTN8 title last December, but there are still doubts as to whether the German is the right man to lead the Soweto giants from next season going forward.

Most recenly, many Pirates faithfuls were calling for the coach to be shown the door due to the inconsistent performances in the DStv Premiership. At the weekend, The ‘Bucanners’ were knocked out of the Caf Confederation Cup – thrashed 4-0 by Moroccan giants Raja Casablanca in the second leg of the tournament’s quarterfinals at Stade Mohamed V Stadium.

The first leg at home had ended 1-all, meaning Bucs lost 1-5 on aggregate.

Former Pirates winger Joseph Makhanya is one of the people who is of the opinion that Zinnbauer should be relieved of his duties as he has failed to get the best out of the Pirates players.

“Based on the results and achievements, I would say we need a new man. Now we’re looking at what Zinnbauer achieved the whole season, at the moment we’re number four on the log and that means next season there’ll be no continental football for the club,’’ Makhanya told Sowetan.

“For me the coach has failed, given the amount of signings the club made at the start of the season. We should be competing with (Mamelodi) Sundowns but now the coach can’t get the better of the players he has, that’s his main problem.

“Our full-backs are all over the pitch and the wingers are played as strikers…it shows he can’t get the better of his material,” he added.’

The Soweto giants will tackle AmaZulu on Thursday in their next league game.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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