Orlando Pirates

Former Orlando Pirates coach Ruud Krol with his famous lucky orange shirt. Image: @makwande_m / Twitter

Big report: Ruud Krol offered to Orlando Pirates?

Wow. A new report believes that Orlando Pirates’ former coach Ruud Krol has been offered to the Soweto giants.

Orlando Pirates

Former Orlando Pirates coach Ruud Krol with his famous lucky orange shirt. Image: @makwande_m / Twitter

Orlando Pirates followers adore the man named Ruud Krol, thanks to his double treble success between 2010-11 and 2011-12.

Reports have now said the Dutchman has been offered to the club.

ORLANDO PIRATES’ LEGENDARY COACH KROL TO RETURN?

According to Soccer Laduma, Krol, who has been out of a job for three years since leaving Tunisian giants CS Sfaxien in 2019, is keen on rejoining Bucs.

Legendary Dutch coach Ruud Krol has been offered to Orlando Pirates, a side with which he achieved great success in the past, “ the outlet reported in one of their recent issues.

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Sources close to the coach’s dealings in South Africa have informed the crew that the 73-year-old would be open to taking up the reigns at Pirates if the opportunity presented itself once again,” the report added.

Ruud Krol is apparently still valued in Mzansi, 10 years since his success, and after three years of unemployment, are Bucs sure? Image: @makwande_m / Twitter

While Orlando Pirates’ co-coaches Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids have shown glimpses of quality, inconsistency, and struggles to score goals has done nothing to stop reports linking the club with various coaches including Benni McCarthy.

Whether the club keeps Ncikazi and Davids after a bigger name coach like Krol or McCarthy surprisingly arrives next season to work with the duo, it would be a bit bizarre to restart all over again.

No matter who comes in, disrupting Ncikazi and Fadlu’s progress now would be rather strange, but this is Pirates. Images: @DiskiTimes / Twitter

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PIRATES’ LIST OF 10 COACHES IN THE LAST 10 YEARS

If Krol or McCarthy somehow eventually join Bucs next season, Pirates will appoint an 11th coach in 11 years. 

In just the past three years, the club have gone through Rhulani Mokwena, Josef Zinnbauer, and the current duo of Ncikazi and Davids.

Starting back in 2012 into a cycle of 10 years to 2022, here are the changes… Read the full story here.

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