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Riveiro: Pirates staff have been fantastic

New Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro has heaped praise on the club's technical staff, thanking them for helping him settle in.

The Spaniard has taken the reins at the Buccaneers for the 2022/23 campaign, after Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids co-coached the Soweto giants last term.

Ncikazi has stayed on at Pirates as a coach, while Riveiro's compatriot Sergio Almenara will fill the role of assistant coach.

The backroom staff also includes goalkeeper coach Tyron Damons, conditioning coach Miguel Bellver Esteve, assistant conditioning coach Percy Moloi, rehabilitation specialist Stephen Plummer, and performance analyst Rayaan Jacobs.

"I found a lot of people in the club who are willing to help me, I found a fantastic group in the coaching staff, very good professionals and human beings," said Riveiro, as quoted by The Citizen.

"The technical staff has been close to me during this period, we also had a chance to spend some time in training camps and those days were profitable in terms of adaptation and understanding the football culture better."