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Davids – I Was Always Ready

Orlando Pirates assistant coach Fadlu Davids has revealed that he was always ready to do the job as head coach should an opportunity arise.

The 40-year-old was in charge of Maritzburg United between 2016 and 2018, leading the club into the 2017/18 Nedbank Cup final.

However, he spent the last two-and-a-half years as assistant coach at Pirates and has seen head coaches like Milutin Sredojevic and Rulani Mokwena come and go before Josef Zinnbauer took over.

Despite the changes in the head coach role, Davids has been the stable factor in Bucs’ technical team but he told iDiski Times writer David Kappel that he is not just in the job to stay an assistant forever.

“I did not take this job because I was not ready to be a head coach, I was always ready to do the job as head coach,” he told iDiski Times in edition 22.  

“I set out my career path and what I want to achieve in my career. It’s all about timing, being a head coach/assistant coach makes no difference to me, it’s about the project that excites me. That is why I came to Pirates. 

“Carlos Queiroz was head coach of Real Madrid and went back to be assistant of Man United for another four years thereafter. It’s the project that is appealing, not the title at times.”



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