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Tso: Bucs Should Replace JZ With This Coach

Benedict ‘Tso’ Vilakazi believes that Josef Zinnbauer will not be at Orlando Pirates next season and revealed who he would replace the German with.

The Buccaneers legend discussed Pirates coaching situation in his iDiski Times column this week.

Tso feels that this season has been a failure for him after AmaZulu and Golden Arrows have overtaken his former side on the log.

“Saying Orlando Pirates have failed this season sounds harsh, but I genuinely believe that they have failed this season. 

“I know they won the MTN8 and qualified for the quarter-finals of the CAF Confederations Cup, however, I still believe that this season has been a failure for the mighty Buccaneers. 

“For the last five seasons, Pirates have had a strong squad which should be easily challenging Mamelodi Sundowns for the league title, but every season has ended in disappointing fashion. 

“Things are even worse this season, because as it stands both AmaZulu and Golden Arrows are above Pirates in the league.”

As a consequence, Tso believes that the German tactician will not be at the club next season. He also advised the Buccaneers to try and sign two-time Africa Cup of Nations winner Herve Renard. 

“I don’t think Josef Zinnbauer will be the coach at Orlando Pirates next season. I have seen enough of him to realise that he will not take the team anywhere,” he added.

“There were pictures of AFCON-winning coach Herve Renard circulating and the suggestion was that he is here in South Africa. 

“Orlando Pirates needs a strong coach like him who will lead the club to domestic and continental domination. 

“Renard won the Africa Cup of Nations with Zambia and the Ivory Coast. He is a respected coach across the continent and he knows African football. 

“I think it will be a great idea if the Buccaneers get his services going forward.”

Tso also talks about the apparent interference of Stanley Tshabalala from the stands, before discussing other mistakes Zinnbauer has done this season. You can read it all in this week’s iDiski Times – available in English and Zulu.