Motale: Orlando Pirates don’t need a new coach

Edward Motale
Motale has thrown his weight behind Jonevret amid reports that he could be fired. He feels the club needs to buy a few more players to be strong again

Legendary Orlando Pirates  defender Edward Motale doesn’t think a new coach is needed to turnaround the fortunes of the club.

Milutin Sredojevic is linked with a possible return to the Soweto giants.

“I don’t think they need a new coach. There are new players in the squad, and they need more of that. At least one or two individuals that will make the difference in the squad,” Motale told Goal.

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Sredojevic, who coached the club between 2006 to 2007, is tipped to replace Kjell Jonevret this coming week.

The pressure is growing on Jonevret more so after their 1-0 loss to Kaizer Chiefs in the Carling Black Label Cup on Saturday.

“In my opinion, there’s nothing wrong with the coach. I don’t think changing the coach is the answer,” Motale said.

Motale is pleased with the four new signings, especially that of former Platinum Stars and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands and Nigerian-born striker Christian Obiozor.

“I think the whole team will look bold, more especially the signing of the foreign striker. I think he can do something because Pirates last season struggled to score goals,” Motale said.

“At the back, they conceded many goals [last season]. So, it’s good that they have signed Sandilands. He will help to boost the defence and make it solid again. So, I think these two will be a huge plus this season,” Motale concluded.