Orlando Pirates Coach Vladimir Vermezovic

Orlando Pirates appoint new Head Coach

Orlando Pirates is pleased to announce the appointment of Vladimir Vermezovic as Head Coach.

VV signed a three year contract with the Club and will assume his duties as soon as he gets his work permit.

“I have unfinished business in South Africa. Orlando Pirates, a giant in African football, is offering me an opportunity to fulfill a dream of a lifetime. I am grateful for the opportunity” said Vermezovic.

“I have had to study Orlando Pirates very closely from the other side. I am therefore not coming into an unknown environment. It should help because I know the supporters expect me to hit the deck running,” he added.

Meanwhile, Club Chairman Dr Irvin Khoza, has welcomed the Serbian born coach, saying: “VV is not new to the South African condition. His hunger and discipline is impressive.” “In football, we are in the business of creating memories, history and leaving behind legacies that inspire generations to come. Coaches have become as much a part of this phenomenon as players. I wish VV a memorable and noteworthy career at Orlando Pirates Football Club” added Dr Khoza.

The Chairman also heaped praises and gratitude to assistant coach Eric Tinkler, who stepped in as caretaker coach following the resignation of former coach Roger de Sa.

He said, “Eric is a ‘can do’ man that would rather fail doing rather than provide excuses. His work ethic is commendable. His commitment and hard work is not going unnoticed. “I am confirming that Eric will continue in his role as assistant coach of Orlando Pirates Football Club”, concluded Dr Khoza.