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Orlando Pirates coach Jonevret receives temporary work permit

Goal.com logo Goal.com 23-02-2017

Head coach Kjell Jonevret will be on the technical bench when Orlando Pirates welcome Polokwane City to the Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.

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This after the 54-year-old mentor was granted a temporary work permit on Wednesday.

The club announced on their social media platforms that Jonevret will assume his duties as head coach this coming weekend.

Hitting the ground running! Kjell Jonevret will take the reins vs PLK City at Orlando Stadium this weekend #OnceAlways pic.twitter.com/6BgQg33C16

— Orlando Pirates FC (@Orlando_Pirates) February 22, 2017

The Swedish-born tactican joined Bucs on a three-year deal earlier this week, and he was unveiled by club's chairman Dr Irvin Khoza on Monday.

He will be eager to hit the ground running as the Buccaneers desperately need to move up the log table following a run of nine games without a win.

The Soweto giants are currently placed 10th on the log after 18 league matches.

Pirates had been without a permanent coach since Muhsin Ertugral resigned at the beginning of November 2016 following a 6-1 defeat to SuperSport United.

Augusto Palacios was hired on an interim basis soon afterwards, but the Peruvian coach found the going tough as positive results were not forthcoming.

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