We’ve seen a wide range of talking points related to the changes made at the helm of the Soweto club
On Tuesday Orlando Pirates confirmed Josef Zinnbauer as their new head coach, the permanent replacement of Milutin Sredojevic.
South African coach Rhulani Mokwena was temporarily in charge of Bucs for a few months and didn’t enjoy the best of results.
Coming under increasing pressure with their poor form, Pirates have made the change swiftly with Mokwena returning to his role as assistant coach.
Many South African football followers added to the banter on social media, discussing Mokwena’s inability to impress during his stint in charge.
Despite the rivalry in Gauteng, there are many Mamelodi Sundowns supporters with a soft spot, asking Mokwena to return to the Brazilians.
Kaizer Chiefs fans believe Pirates are copying their act, by bringing in a German coach. We also take a look at what South African football followers feel about the selection of Zinnbauer as the new man in charge.
— Orlando Pirates FC (@orlandopirates) December 10, 2019
Rhulani Mokwena back to factory settings pic.twitter.com/mH27Ifgmzr
— Lerato (@IG_lerato) December 10, 2019
Rhulani Mokwena is still the future of Orlando pirates
— 5th January (@LutendoKhoromm2) December 10, 2019
“I think the young man (Rhulani Mokwena) is doing a good job, if you can’t see it then I don’t know. Because If you look at the way the team is playing, there’s something he’s putting in. All I can say is that Rhulani is a good coach & he’s on the right track”- Wedson Nyirenda pic.twitter.com/MuUzmTQyA2
— Nathi K (@Nathaniels15) December 10, 2019
Maybe Rhulani Mokwena must come back home ? pic.twitter.com/GVtGPNXGR2
— يا لا يصدق ?? (@9xChamPFion) December 10, 2019
Rhulani Mokwena gone as Orlando Pirates coach! pic.twitter.com/n68lykE6xc
— . (@Weahs_Run) December 10, 2019
Rhulani Mokwena was playing good football for the spectacle the unfortunate part is that good football does not win games this thing is a marathon and needs three points.
— Dr Man’s Not Barry Roux (@AdvBarryRoux) December 10, 2019
Balance me here Since Orlando pirates announced Zanzibar or Zambia not abt his name as new head coach does this mean Rulani Mokwena is going back to his internship job ? pic.twitter.com/6wzDwMeZOj
— Sorry you aren’t talking to me (@Fighters4what) December 10, 2019
Come to your real home Rhulani. It didn’t work out at Pirates. You forged your reputation with Sundowns. You can only get better at Sundowns.
— ??Thabang Mantutle?? (@ThabangMantutle) December 10, 2019
— Deja Vu♥ (@DMN4ever) December 10, 2019
Josef Zimbabwe is the new Orlando Pirates coach
— Hunter ? (@JLMokwena) December 10, 2019
Sundowns fans must also take pride in their product which is Rhulani Mokwena they must not be selective.
— Alex ™ (@AlexSithole) December 10, 2019
Welcome to our new #orlandopirates coach Joe Zinnbauer. He has a clear plan for the team. He needs our support. Let’s not criticize and give the man a chance to show what he can do. We will come back to greater heights??? This season is far from being finished?#OnceAlways pic.twitter.com/xSqWrXLba7
— Joseph Bertrand (@JoBertrand19) December 10, 2019
They are trying to be Chiefs. Bringing in a German…The difference between him and Middendorp is that our Midderndorp is a German Sheppard and Josef Zinnbauer is a German Rhulani…We see them…Welcome to the PSL pic.twitter.com/vBrFF3PLLZ
— . (@Nkgadimaclinton) December 10, 2019
From now on I will be solely responsible for Twitter line-up, I will be hand delivering it to Coach Zinnbauer. Tshepo, Muzi and Boks demoted pic.twitter.com/fTQqWYbOXL
— Stanley Tshabalala (@Schooler1__) December 10, 2019
I did a quick search on this Josef Zinnbauer. He is German and he coached teams like Hamburg SV and St Gallen in Switzerland. Not a top coach at all
— Mshishi ?Vila?Jali? (@Thipa_na) December 10, 2019
The way Orlando Pirates fans have been abused this season, we don’t care if Sir Alex Ferguson is our coach or not, Asina ndaba nje. I mean, Josef Zinnbauer from Germany have been announced as the new coach but no one is talking about it. Thats what pain do to fans. Silimele ?
— Akani Mangena (@AkaniMangena) December 10, 2019
Rhulani is going back to his role as assistant ?
Can he still handle press conferences on Zinnbauer’s behalf? pic.twitter.com/pUooqWI9Ms
— Simphiwe Majola (@simphiwe_majola) December 10, 2019
Zinnbauer is yet to win trophies in his career… ?? pic.twitter.com/qSqv3iD5VA
— Lwandiso Luthango (@Trevor_Not_Noah) December 10, 2019
Rulani aka Rhulani must discipline this new one called Josef Zinnbauer ?????? pic.twitter.com/aELt9SmQmr
— Black is Gold الأسود هو الذهب (@BlackisGoldz) December 10, 2019
Let’s hope the new Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer will be better than Kjell Jonevret. Jonevret resigned before Orlando Pirates fans could learn to pronounce his name. ? #DiskiFans pic.twitter.com/t0S6pPgleY
— DISKIFANS (@diskifans) December 10, 2019