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Ncikazi Not Interested In Job Title Talk

Orlando Pirates co-caretaker coach Mandla Ncikazi says he is not interested in talks about who is the head coach at the Buccaneers.

Since former coach Josef Zinnbauer left the club in August, there has been no official announcement from the club of who is the head coach between Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids who took over as co-caretakers.

However, last week’s CAF Confederations Cup team sheet listed Ncikazi as “head coach” and Davids as “assistant” which could be based on CAF regulations.

When asked by iDiski Times whether anything has changed in Pirates’ coaching structure or whether it was simply because of a formality, Ncikazi opted for a philosophical answer.

“Can I recommend a book to you my brother, there’s a book ‘Five levels of Leadership’, get that book. The first stage there is position, the next one is permission, and the third one is the team accepting you and the production,” Ncikazi said.

“So production, I’m in that stage, whether I’m a cleaner, whether I am a kit man, what matters to me is the badge of Pirates and Pirates doing well, and I put all my energies and focus on that.

“All the other things, the titles, I am just not interested. So, if you want to title me as an assistant, as a co-coach, as a caretaker coach, as a head coach, it matters less to me, what matters the most is Pirates doing well in my presence.

“Whether in any position, and then that question for me is just a question that I don’t think becomes relevant at this current position.”

Pirates are again in action in the CAF Confederations Cup on Sunday, when they host Diables Noirs after drawing the first leg 0-0.

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