Dan Malesela. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
Dan Malesela. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Dan Malesela vigorously ruled himself out of contention for the vacant Orlando Pirates coaching job as speculation over the
identity of the new man to lead Bucs continues.

The Chippa United coach‚ who is a former Buccaneers captain‚ has been linked to the position as furious media speculation over the identity of the new Pirates coach continued unabated since Irvin Khoza said on Monday the job would be filled within seven days.

"You don’t understand how much pressure I have been under because people have been making like it’s a fait accompli that I will be going to Pirates‚" said Malesela after his Chippa side held champions Mamelodi Sundowns to a 1-1 league draw on Tuesday night.

But Malesela said he knew nothing of the job and was going nowhere. "It would be premature for me to go now and leave for any other club and I’m leaving these boys here, while I’m trying to build something. The day I’m forced to leave Chippa will be very sad."

TMG Digital

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