SPORTS: Ruud Krol shown to Orlando Pirates

SPORTS: Ruud Krol shown to Orlando Pirates

Due to his quadruple treble success in 2010-11 and 2011-12, Ruud Krol is idolized by Orlando Pirates fans. According to reports, the club has made an offer to the Dutchman.

Krol, who has been out of work for three years after departing Tunisian giants CS Sfaxien in 2019, is eager on returning to Bucs, according to Soccer Laduma.

“Legendary Dutch coach Ruud Krol has been offered to Orlando Pirates, a team with whom he has already enjoyed considerable success,” the site reported in their most recent issue.

Sources close to the coach’s dealings in South Africa have informed the crew that the 73-year-old would be open to taking up the reigns at Pirates if the opportunity presented itself once again,” the report added.

Ruud Krol is apparently still valued in Mzansi, 10 years since his success, and after three years of unemployment, are Bucs sure? 

While Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids appear to be settling in as co-coaches for Orlando Pirates, the club has been linked with a number of coaches, including Benni McCarthy.

It would be strange to restart all over again if the club keeps Ncikazi and Davids when a larger name coach like Krol or McCarthy surprise arrives next season to work with the duo.

If Krol or McCarthy joins the Bucs next season, it will be the team’s 11th coach in 11 years.

Rhulani Mokwena, Josef Zinnbauer, and the current combo of Ncikazi and Davids have all left the club in the last three years.

Here are the changes from 2012 to 2022, based on a ten-year cycle.

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