Orlando Pirates head coach, Josef Zinnbauer, has tendered his resignation just two days after the Buccaneers were knocked out of the MTN8 competition.

Pirates lost 2-1 against Swallows FC at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday.

This means the black-and-white ensemble would not be defending the MTN8 title they won in December last year.

The German mentor was appointed as a head coach of Pirates on the 10th of December 2019 and helped the team to a 3rd place finish in the 2019/2020 season, and again in 2020/21.

The German coach was in charge of 68 matches since he arrived at Pirates, and he has 35 wins, 20 draws and 13 losses under his belt.