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Ramokadi: Palacios better off as physical trainer than head coach for Orlando Pirates

11:52 GMT+3 18/01/2017
Augusto Palacios
Ramokadi tells Goal that the 65-year-old is not quite the man to lead Bucs, saying he is better off as a physical trainer than a head coach

Former Orlando Pirates striker Bruce Ramokadi believes that the club needs a new young coach with new ideas to steer them in the right path.

“I think they need a new young coach with new ideas,” Ramokadi told Goal.

The retired striker played under the South American coach in the mid-90's and featured prominently during that period.

The Buccaneers slipped to the bottom half of the PSL standings under his watch between November and December 2016.

“He has coached me before, but I feel that he is better off as a physical trainer than a head coach,” he said.

Several high-profile coaches, including former Bafana Bafana mentor Shakes Mashaba and Giovanni Solinas, have been linked with the coaching position at Bucs.

While Ramokadi feels Mashaba can do the job, he doesn't think the Soweto giants can afford him.

“Yes, he (Mashaba) can coach Pirates. There’s a lot of good coaches, not only him, that have a big chance to coach Pirates,” he added.

“I am not too sure if they can afford to have Mashaba. He is a qualified coach and is very experienced than most of the other coaches in the country,” Ramokadi concluded.