Cape Town - After just over five months in the job, Orlando Pirates head coach Kjell Jonevret has resigned from the club.
Jonevret, who as late as last Saturday held onto hope he would keep his job, thanked the club after quitting.
"Unfortunately it didn't work out as planned. I wish the club and its supporters all the best for the future," Jonevret was quoted by the Pirates website.
The Swede was appointed in February to steady the ship after a rocky start to the season, which saw them concede six goals in each of their games against Tshwane clubs SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns.
But, their struggles continued after that, and the Soweto giants ultimately finished a lowly 11th in the league, missing out on the MTN8 for the first time in the PSL era.
This is how Twitter reacted to the official announcement:
Ooh our couch is gone....? @Orlando_Pirates kante what are your life goals entleke..?— Call Me ADO (@A_D_O_Lent) August 2, 2017
Let's call a spade a spade. The director of football at Orlando Pirates is responsible for their demise https://t.co/YQ5F5Q7jxf— DigitalPantsula (@Makgau_Nkabinde) August 2, 2017
Can ya'll please mix the best players with that of the reserve league , and stop playing them based on their status but good football .????— Matty_MN (@RealMatty_MN) August 2, 2017
my man, if are a coach and you can't bring the best out if the players, then you are not good enough. Kjell failed qha qwaba.— Dlangamandla (@aborigine0001) August 2, 2017
Orlando Pirates pic.twitter.com/bMjGRb5vdt— LMG (@Lizwi_G) August 2, 2017
this team is becoming a joke day by day— YoshMaan (@NanguYosh) August 2, 2017
Because @Orlando_Pirates is a useless declining force that has nothing else to offer but to break our already broken hearts.— Special Ngobeni (@NgobeniSpecial) August 2, 2017
I still say that until the REAL REAL problem is resolved, coaches will come and go, players will continue being trash ????????— Fabulous Buccaneer (@Smart_Kefu) August 2, 2017
Lol screamer is your legend .so we r suffering in the hands of our own . Legodi must go please with mhlongo— #StopViolence (@NkatekoNdhima) August 2, 2017
@Orlando_Pirates What the hell is going on,You fire the Coach 3 weeks before the season start and still expect results? Are you on nyaope?— Maanda (@Mindlos84) August 2, 2017
The problem is with the players. Like Loop En Val Manyisa and the rest of the 4 1 cows and that thug— Rey LJ (@Reina10313639) August 2, 2017