Pirates' coach keen to carry on

27 June 2017 - 07:05
By TimesLIVE
Kjell Jonevret of Orlando Pirates. File photo.
Image: Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images Kjell Jonevret of Orlando Pirates. File photo.

Beleaguered Orlando Pirates coach Kjell Jonevret says he wishes to carry on with the club, despite failing to take them into the Top Eight, losing badly in the weekend's Nedbank Cup final and facing the possibility of the sack just four months into the job.

"I'm hungry; I've just started this job and I want to have a full season to work with my team," said the coach, who could be on his way out in the next few weeks, according to sources close to the club.

Jonevret, 54, arrived in March with hopes that a firm hand on the wheel might get Pirates back on track after a poor start to the season but in 18 games in charge, the Swede won six, drew seven and lost five.

Although they progressed to the Nedbank Cup final, Pirates slumped to 11th in the league standings.

"There were a lot of positive things to take in the season. I think there are a lot of discussions at the office for next season.

"But we have to wait and see what will happen. I'm not involved in all decisions.

"I'm 100% sure Orlando Pirates will start next season better. We will try to forget what has happened and try to be better. But there have been problems for a while," added Jonevret in the aftermath of the 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Supersport United at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.