Krol laughs off media speculation

Orlando Pirates coach Ruud Krol has hit out at “misplaced” headlines purporting that he has no future with the club.

The Dutchman had been under pressure throughout the week after Bucs lost the Telkom Knockout final to Kaizer Chiefs by an embarrassing three-goal margin.

Since then Krol’s future has been a subject of intense speculation, but he took a giant step towards silencing his critics by leading his charges to a 2-1 win over Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday.

The result sees the Buccaneers move ahead of arch-rivals Amakhosi in the Premiership standings, prompting a defiant Krol to fire a barb back at the media who have been critical of his management.

“I have no problem with what they were writing,” Krol said

“Most of the things were not friendly but Pirates have reached two cup finals in the last three months.

“It has been fantastic but we lost the final and everything is all of a sudden super crisis, all that shit stuff,” he added.

The victory over Phunya Sele Sele sees the Sea Robbers move up to fourth in the PSL — one point ahead of Chiefs but some six points adrift of leaders Mamelodi Sundowns. —

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