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Phakaaathi Reporter
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16 Jan 2017
10:43 am

Solinas keen on coaching Pirates

Phakaaathi Reporter

Former Free State Stars coach Giovanni Solinas says he would take over from Augusto Palacios as Orlando Pirates mentor if the job was offered to him.

Giovanni Solinas (Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix)

The Italian manager resigned as Stars coach last week with subsequent reports suggesting that he is on his way to fill the vacant coaching job Pirates.

The Sea Robbers are without a permanent coach after parting ways with Muhsin Ertugral last year.

“At the moment I have not had contact from Pirates. But Pirates is a big club,” Solinas told Sowetan.

“It’s one of the best clubs not only in South Africa but on the African continent.

“So everyone wants to coach Pirates. To coach Pirates is a privilege and an honour.”