GLEN Salmon has joined Orlando Pirates from Bidvest Wits.

The 41-year-old, who played his football both locally and abroad, will take over the reins from Michael Loftman who was Pirates Multichoice Diski team coach.

Salmon has agreed to join Orlando Pirates as their new reserve team head coach after parting ways with Wits recently.

Loftman oversaw the reserve team for the 2018-19 campaign and is now believed to have been promoted to the first-team setup as a performance analyst.

Salmon who doubled up as the head of Academy at Wits and their MultiChoice Diski Challenge (MDC) coach confirmed to SunSport that he has left the Student and joined the Buccaneers as MDC coach.

He said: "I have joined Orlando Pirates, at Wits I was released because the club is cutting coast."

The former SuperSport United deadly striker will be on the Pirates bench on Saturday when their MDC side face his former club Wits in the festival which will be held at Makhulong Stadium (12pm).

Salmon admitted that this is a big opportunity for him.

"It is a huge opportunity for me. I am looking forward to working with young talented players at the club," he said.

"There's a pressure at the big clubs does not matter which level you are coaching there's always pressure."

Augusto Palacios, Zipho Dlangalala, Mandla Qhogi and Rayaan Jacobs are amongst the coaches that have served as Pirates MDC coaches in the past.