Zinnbauer on why he joined Orlando Pirates

Zinnbauer on why he joined Orlando Pirates
Josef Zinnbauer, coach of Orlando Pirates

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jan 14, 2020. 13:00

Josef Zinnbauer has revealed why he took on the Orlando Pirates job.

The German mentor was appointed as the new head coach of the Buccaneers in December, replacing Milutin Sredojević who was temporarily succeeded by club assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena.

As reported by KickOff.com, Zinnbauer revealed that he had received multiple offers from several clubs before deciding on taking up the deal proposed by the Soweto giants.

“Pirates is a good club and this was important for me. In the last seven months I had 10 offers or so – from Cyprus, Turkey, many countries,” said Zinnbauer. “But I waited because I had time, I had a contract in Switzerland, so it was easy for me.

“Then I had a good feeling that this was the one for me, and I felt I could make a good work here.”

“Maybe for you, when you need money, you follow the money. But I don’t follow the money,” he said.

“I could have gone to another club before to follow the money, but I had time for this. I didn’t spend all my money [from previous jobs]. I’ve had it in my bag,” he concluded.

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