Absa Premiership, Supersport United

SuperSport United part ways with coach Eric Tinkler

Supersport United have parted ways with head coach Eric Tinkler following the mutual agreement between the club and the coach.

The Pretoria based club announced on Friday:

Assistant Coach Kaitano Tembo has been appointed to serve as caretaker coach until the end of the season.

Relegation threatened Matsatsantsa are currently on 12th position on the PSL log standing just three points away from the relegation zone.

“We have 17 consecutive top 8 finishes under our belt, so to be in the position we currently find ourselves is not easy to accept. We believe in the group of players we have, in their playing ability as well as their desire to fight for the Club.” said Supersport United Director Stan Matthews.

“We decided to accept Eric’s resignation today. Clearly, the League results achieved have not been up to the standards we set for ourselves.”

What Eric Tinkler had to say:

“I wish the Club all the best and I am glad I could add to their trophy cabinet with MTN8.“

“I believe we can turn things around but the only way of getting out of our current position is to have a fully unified and committed response from the players and I haven’t been able to get that from them, so it seems best for all parties that we part ways

“I have been in discussion with club management about the poor performance of the team for a while now. In reflecting on the last few games, I have not been satisfied with the response out on the pitch.”

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