Stuart Baxter: Kjell will structure Orlando Pirates players well

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Baxter believes that Jonevret is a serious man of football as he undertakes his journey in South African football

SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter says that Orlando Pirates new coach Kjell Jonevret will come and earn his money at the club.

“Look, he will be a very serious football man. Scandinavian coaches are serious football people-they are not fly-by-nights. He will come here and want to earn his money and I think that’s probably good news for the chairman (Irvin Khoza),” Baxter told the Sowetan.

The Englishman coached Swedish outfit Helsingborg IF from 2005 to 2007, while Jonevret was managing Djurgardens IF at the same time.

“I know him. We are not what you call friends going to have dinner every week, but we’ve been around in Sweden at the same time playing against each other and gone to coaching courses. So yeah I know him very well,” Baxter said.

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“He is going to learn how to deliver information to South African players. They (SA players) are not Swedes, they are not Japanese, they are South Africans and I think that’s the technique he would have to learn, but I think what he will do is structure them well,” Baxter said.

The Buccaneers are on an eight-game winless run with their last win coming in November when they walked away 1-0 victors away to Chippa United.

Jonevret’s first match in charge will be at home to Polokwane City on Saturday afternoon.

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