The Pirates have a new coach Josef Zinnbauer

Orlando Pirates announced that they have a new coach. Josef Zinnbauer came to this position. Finally, they got a replacement for Micho Sredojević. Information about the new coach, Pirates announced on their official site.

After one bad beginning of the season, they need to make some changes. Now they are hoping that they got a coach who will know how to make the team focused. They really need to work on a team.

Rhulani Mokwena will stay as an interim coach until Josef got his work permit. Also, he will be back on the position of assistant of coach, together with Fadlu Davids.

The club wants to say thank you to Rhulani because he was there when Micho left the club. For sure, he learned a lot in this position. He gives his best, but unfortunately, he didn’t have luck. Now we can wait to see will they have some better PSL results 2019.


Who is the Josef Zinnbauer?

After we got an announcement from the club that they have a new head coach, let’s find out who is Josef Zinnbauer. German coach came as a replacement for interim coach Rhulani Mokwena. Earlier this year Micho Sredojevic leave this position, and Rhulani was a replacement for him. Until now.

Josef Zinnbauer is born in Germany on 01 May 1970. He started his career as a player. In his playing career, he played in more than 10 teams in Germany. Unfortunately, in 2005 injury forced him to retire. His coaching career started in 2005 when he becomes a coach od, VfB Oldenburg. He was in this position until 2010. Then he becomes an assistant coach at Karlsruher SC.

Also, in 2012 we can see him as a head coach of Karlsruher’s reserve team. For some time he was a head coach in Hamburg SV. If we look at clubs outside Germany, he was the head coach of FC St. Gallen 1879 in Switzerland. This was in the period from 2015 to 2017.

Since the time he leaves Gallen in 2017, he didn’t coach on the top level. In that period when Josef was in this position, he leads the club in 63 matches. But between them, he has only 19 victories and 30 losses. Also in one period, he worked as a scout.

Now we can only wait to see if this change will bring something good in Orlando Pirates, or we will see some change again.