Tinkler Joins United


Maritzburg United have confirmed the appointment of Eric Tinkler as their new coach until the end of the season.

Tinkler, who himself was fired by Chippa United in December 2018, replaces Muhsin Ert who “mutually” parted ways with the Team of Choice on Monday after only five games in charge.

According to Maritzburg, Tinkler is already in town and will take charge of his first training session at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Tuesday.

Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia revealed that Tinkler has penned a six-month deal until end of June, with the option to sign for a further two years after that.

“I spoke to Eric at length yesterday and this morning, it’s obviously a different approach when you’re fighting relegation, and he understands very well the approach that is needed and he has a strategy of how to get the club out of relegation trouble,” Said Kadodia.

“I firmly believe that after my long day yesterday speaking to the team and the technical staff, that their full support will be behind Eric. This is what you want, because you can bring a new coach in but if the team is not behind him, then obviously you have challenges.

“But from what Eric has told me, he knows what it will take to bring the club out of the current situation.” Added Kadodia.

Tinkler’s first game in charge of the Team of Choice will be against Bidvest Wits on Friday.

Written by: Diski Voice