Newly appointed Assistant Coach Bradley Carnell has expressed his pleasure to have signed for the Club and is looking forward to working with Head Coach Muhsin Ertugral.
“I am both humbled and proud to be appointed as Assistant Coach of Orlando Pirates and I am hoping for a long and lasting relationship with the Team and Muhsin,” said Carnell.
The 39-year old, who was previously with Free State as Assistant Coach, also thanked his former employers for giving him the opportunity to grow.
“It goes without saying that it’s an honour for me to be at Pirates, I feel this is the reward at the end of the road for all the hard work, but I have to thank the Mokoenas though for affording me the opportunity to spread my wings as a Coach. The faith they had in me has resulted in others seeing what I had to offer and I believe that is the reason I am where I am today.”
Carnell, who has played at the highest level which includes a stint in the German Bundesliga, also expressed his intentions to add value to the Club and not just “lay cones”.
“First and foremost it’s important for me to have a good relationship with Muhsin because I want to do more than just lay cones. I am here to contribute, learn and grow. Pirates is a huge brand in South Africa and on the continent as a whole; a person will be judged on his work and not just his title.
“I have had a good progression of my career so far,” added Carnell. “I retired from professional football in 2011, then in 2012 became the coach of the UJ Varsity Cup team and in the last six months I was the Assistant Coach at Free State Stars and now I have made it to the big leagues so to speak with Orlando Pirates.”
“I am hungry for success and I want to do all I can to contribute in a positive way. I want to prove myself and also make people proud of our achievements.”