Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer tendered his shock resignation on Monday, citing the reality he’s been away from his household for the last two years.
The 51-year-frail German took over as Buccaneers coach in December 2019 and helped steer the team to a third-situation impact in his first half of-season in attach, finishing seven points alarmed of champions Mamelodi Sundowns.
He adopted that up by winning the MTN8 title in the 2020/21 advertising and marketing and marketing campaign with Orlando Pirates over again finishing the league season in third situation – this time round 17 points in the back of winners Mamelodi Sundowns.
Zinnbauer commented on his resignation on the reputable Orlando Pirates web attach and gave his reasons for his decision to portion ways with the Soweto giants.
“I’d desire to thank the Chairman and management for the chance they be pleased got given me.
“Unfortunately, my time on the Club has come to an pause. I in actual fact be pleased loved my time here and would additionally desire to prolong my heartfelt gratitude to the supporters.
“I in actual fact be pleased spent the last two years away from my household and for this reason, I in actual fact be pleased made up our minds helpful in my resignation.
“I’d desire to desire the Club and its supporters all of the supreme for the lengthy flee.”
Zinnbauer’s decision has left Orlando Pirates scrambling to derive the coaching void sooner than their opening match of the new season at home against Stellenbosch FC on Saturday, 21 August.
Kick-off on the Orlando Stadium is at 15: 00.