Jose "But Definitely Not Mourinho" Riveiro: Fans Give Their Thoughts on New Orlando Pirates Coach

Jose "But Definitely Not Mourinho" Riveiro: Fans Give Their Thoughts on New Orlando Pirates Coach

Keba Mothoagae
June 27, 2022 at 4:08 PM
  • The appointment of the unknown Jose Riveiro as the new Orlando Pirates coach was met with the expected hesitance and skepticism
  • The Spaniard was installed at the coachless Buccaneers on Saturday in what will be a three-year-long contract
  • The 45-year-old's last coaching job was at FC Inter Turku in Finland's top division, the Veikkausliiga

Jose Riveiro's appointment as Orlando Pirates coach was met with indifference, skepticism and hesitance.

The 45-year-old Spaniard was unveiled as the club's boss on Saturday afternoon, and will get to work for the Soweto giants on 01 July in a three-year deal.

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Jose Riveiro's appointment as the new Orlando Pirates coach has been rather divisive.
Source: Twitter

According to Transfermarkt, his experience as a coach began as Celta Vigo Youth's manager in 2011. His career path has seen him move from FC Honka (Veikkausliiga, assistant manager), PK-35 (Ykkönen, assistant manager) HJK Helsinki (Veikkausliiga, assistant manager) and FC Inter Turku (Veikkausliiga, manager). He is yet to win a trophy in his managerial career.

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@Mfanelo said:

"This guy comes from a league that's not even recognised by google. Look at the teams logos "

@NyangweniA said:

"I cannot believe this , there r so many better coaches locally the likes of Calvin Johnson, malesela, Hunt even Jerry Skosana would be better that this one"

@_Omphile_M10 said:

"Screamer n Floyd don't learn neh? Another Plumber again while Pitso,Dan Dance n Gavin Hunt are there? In Spain they know Jose as a Plumber."

Jose Riveiro appointed at Orlando Pirates: Spaniard is the 21st Buccaneers coach since 2000

South African football continues to react varyingly to the news that Spaniard Jose Riveiro will be Orlando Pirates' head coach next season.

As reported by Sports Brief, after parting ways with co-coach, Fadlu Davids, the club officially welcomed him as the new boss of the Buccaneers on a three-year deal last Saturday. The Spanish-born coach exclaimed that he is delighted to join the Soweto club and is looking forward to the challenge.

Riveiro became the club's 21st head coach since the start of 2000.

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