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Breaking: Pirates Announce Surprise Coach Departure

Orlando Pirates have announced that Assistant Coach Sergio Almenara will be leaving the club by mutual consent.

Almenara joined the Buccaneers as assistant coach alongside Jose Riveiro ahead of the 2022/23 season, and he has since helped the club to lift back-to-back doubles.

However, on Monday – just two days after defending the Nedbank Cup trophy – the club announced the Spaniard’s departure.

“Mr. Almenara had initially submitted his request to leave the Club earlier this year, however, to ensure the team’s progress and focus during the latter stages of the league and cup competitions, management chose to address this request at the conclusion of the season,” the club stated.

“We thank Sergio for his contribution to the Club. The two years together have been amazing!”

Pirates also confirmed that they will not look for Almenara’s replacement, in cooperation with head coach Riveiro.

“The Club – with consultation of the head coach – will look to use this offseason break to find a suitable replacement/s as well as bolster the backroom staff in the technical, analysis, medical and conditioning departments,” they added.

David Kappel
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