Jonevret resigns as head coach of Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates, Kjell Jonevret
Reports emerged a few weeks ago that Jonevret would be sacked soon after the Carling Black Label Champion Cup match against Kaizer Chiefs

Orlando Pirates have announced the departure of head coach Kjell Jonevret from the club with immediate effect. 

According to the Parktown-based outfit, the 55-year-old mentor tendered his resignation on Wednesday, and the chairman of the club, Dr Irvin Khoza, accepted it.

Jonevret joined the Sea Robbers in February, replacing Augusto Palacios who had been their interim coach.

The Swedish coach had been linked with a possible exit from the club since their 4-1 loss to SuperSport United in the Nedbank Cup. 

However, he was optimistic of leading the team in the new season. 

“I would like to thank the club for the opportunity. Unfortunately it didn’t work out as planned. I wish the club and its supporters all the best for the future,” Jonevret told the Bucs website.

Khoza wished Jonevret well after accepting his resignation letter. 

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“I wish Kjell Jonevret well in his future endeavours,” Khoza said.

Jonevret's departure paves way for the 2010/11 PSL champions to finalize their interest in Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic. 

Micho, who was in charge of the Buccaneers between 2006 and 2007, is reportedly in the countrty to take over from Jonevret.