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Former Orlando Pirates coach Ruud Krol makes the crossbone salute. Image: @The_Real_Tumelo / Twitter

Kaizer Chiefs: Ruud Krol gives honest comment on Amakhosi possibility

Remember Ruud Krol’s success at Orlando Pirates? This comment he’s now made about possibly coaching Kaizer Chiefs will be memorable too.

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Former Orlando Pirates coach Ruud Krol makes the crossbone salute. Image: @The_Real_Tumelo / Twitter

Ruud Krol to Kaizer Chiefs seems too impossible and dramatic, but then again, Amakhosi and Orlando Pirates have been delivering so many unexpected decisions in the past decade or so.

With Stuart Baxter officially gone, several high-profile coaches are eyeing the new vacancy in Soweto.

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RUUD KROL ON WHETHER HE’D JOIN ORLANDO PIRATES RIVALS KAIZER CHIEFS

It’s hard to think of any other coach ever making a comment like this one on the potential of coaching the Glamour Boys.

Chiefs fans are most likely to feel charmed by Krol’s simple flirt with the 12-time Premier Soccer League champions from Naturena.

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Speaking to one of the leading reporters in Mzansi right now, Lorenz Kohler, Krol said he would not really think twice about joining the enemy despite being a Pirates legend for winning a double treble between 2011 and 2012. 

“I’ve no problem with that [joining Pirates rivals], I like yellow,” Krol told iDiskiTimes

I like yellow, yellow is one of my favourites, not a problem,” the 73-year-old Dutchman added.

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WHAT POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS CAN EXPECT

The former Netherlands international also took the moment to highlight some of the coaching highlights he enjoyed at Bucs, as well a bit of his man-management style. 

“I like to build and I like to watch other players [grow]. That I did at Pirates also. I saw Rooi [Mahamutsa], for example, he was playing in the third division and I told Pirates that’s a player that I like,” Krol continued.

“He was a right-back and then became a central defender, he is still playing, I think. Sometimes I still have contact with him. I have many players who I know were happy when they were working with me.

Krol, who is currently a free agent since leaving Tunisia where he lifted the Tunisian League, CAF Confederation Cup with giants Esperance and SC Sfaxien respectively, concluded to add his personal view about team selections.

The only problem was that I couldn’t play everybody, you can only put 11 players in the team. But you can only win championships with the whole squad, even the player who plays five minutes can be very important to win something – that’s what a lot of people don’t understand,” Krol concluded.

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