Orlando Pirates’ Jozef Zinnbauer is slowly settling well into the Absa Premiership - with his latest chat revealing that he turned downed better opportunities in favour of coming to Soweto.
Zinnbauer was named new Pirates coach in December 2019 and has since seemingly won over the fans with two wins and a draw in three games. Additionally, the German has inspired Pirates to score eight goals and conceding three.
“My agent called me and asked if I would be keen to come here. But six weeks before that I had another offer from Africa, though I decided Pirates would be a good fit because it is a good club,” Zinnbauer said via Soccer Laduma.
“This one was important for me because over the last seven months or so I had 10 offers – from Cyprus, Turkey and several other countries. But I decided to wait because I had the time. I had a contract in Switzerland, it was easy for me. And then I had a good feeling about this, that this was important for me,” added the 49-year-old.
The former Bundesliga coach with Hamburg concluded the conversation by stating that his motivation to join Bucs was a matter of the club’s profile rather than money.
“I felt I could do some good work here – like everyone, you can decide to follow the money. But I don’t follow the money, it has to be a good fit for me and I must have time for it,” Zinnbauer said.