Absa Premiership

Baxter explains Jonevret's Pirates challenge

Kjell Jonevret (Gallo Images)
Kjell Jonevret (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter has explained that Orlando Pirates boss Kjell Jonevret faces a challenge in blending tactical discipline with freedom of expression at the club.

Baxter, who enjoyed success with Kaizer Chiefs, where he appeared to help individual players thrive within a disciplined team structure, was speaking after SuperSport's 1-1 draw with Pirates on Tuesday.

"I know Kjell as a colleague through training courses and meeting at games," the 63-year-old told reporters.

"He has a solid background and will bring structure.

"He'll have a tough job of balancing the need for Pirates to have structure and the South African mentality of wanting to play the ball."

The Swede has had a solid start to life at Mayfair after having drawn his first three matches against Polokwane City, Chiefs and SuperSport 1-1.

Kjell will shift his charges focus to the Nedbank Cup where Pirates take on EC Bees FC in Round of 32 clash.

The match is scheduled for Sunday, March 12.

Kick off is at 15:00.

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