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Tinkler new Bucs assistant

2012-09-20 09:41

Johannesburg - Roger de Sa has got his man at Orlando Pirates after the club announced that Eric Tinkler has been added to their technical team.

The Siya crew recently reported that Tinkler had grown disillusioned with the role he had been given at Wits and that de Sa was keen to reunite with the man who was his Clever Boys assistant.

In the early hours of Thursday morning a statement from Dr. Irvin Khoza on the Pirates website said, "I can confirm that Eric is joining us as an assistant coach, I was approached by the head coach (De Sa) that he would like to work with Eric. I immediately spoke to Brian Joffe (the chairman of Wits), he agreed to release Eric to come and join Pirates with immediate effect. We have a solid working relationship with Wits, which goes a long way. I would like to thank Mr. Joffe for the gesture.”

Tinkler will join Teboho Moloi at Mayfair as the second assistant to de Sa.

It remains to be seen how The Ghost will receive Tinkler’s appointment, however the former Barnsley midfielder did do good work with de Sa during their spell with the Students and it could be a shrewd move by Khoza and his management team.

Soccer Laduma

Comments
  • mamaile.manthata - 2012-09-20 10:03

    how will the relationship btw him, De sa and Benny be given wat happened when they were both @ wits. #fistexchange

  • khathu.rasi - 2012-09-20 10:03

    Lol so Bennie, here are your enemies, lets c hw u will work ? Lol ayeyeee

      xolanie.nhlengethwa - 2012-09-21 13:55

      @Khakhu,I'm also worried about this

  • abrammothibedi.abram - 2012-09-20 10:16

    Ayeye! bennie maybe the chairman want to get rid of u,ur costing him big time

  • tokollo.moeletsi - 2012-09-20 10:48

    It's great that the coach chose an assistant he understands but do both these coaches understand the Bucs football style? Let's support the coaches but we are not 100% happy with the decision....

  • eddie.khanyilekaduma - 2012-09-20 10:53

    WOW....ORLANDO WITS ....now TINKLER has joined them?..Benny,i really fear for you,these two of your 'enemies' will make sure you sweat blood at training and they will WORK you OUT of PIE-RATS FC...lol,and as for you MOLOI,it is so evident that ROGER does not value your capabilities and stature as a coach,he rather recalls his white friend and KHOZA falls for it....the whole WITS team will be there including the KIT MAN

      dunga.kulati - 2012-09-24 20:55

      Yho DR IRVIN KHOZA is failing ths team believe me,de sa is nt the ryt person 4 a team of tht calibre,there is no need 4 DE SA and tinkler,give teboho moloi chance 2 show his capabilities,he knows pirates he is part and parcel of tht team,he knows the culture and wht is expected from coach

  • vusi.hadebe.5 - 2012-09-20 11:52

    This spells disaster for Ibhakajuju!

  • paul.gellard.12 - 2012-09-20 13:25

    I'm not too sure why people are surprised at this news. If a coach has a good working relationship with his assistant (and he always should do!) then it's natural he'll want to take him with to his new club. Tinkler has played at the highest level in England and Italy, as well as for Bafana Bafana. His knowledge will be well used at Bucs.

  • cosmas.ngwenya - 2012-09-20 15:00

    welcum home.......the home of silverware.....we wil support u all the way......

  • patrick.makgeledise - 2012-09-20 19:53

    Remember what Benni said when asked about Foger ' I can forgive, but i dont forget' watch the space.

  • morne.linden - 2012-09-20 20:54

    Sorry Pirates no trophies for you this season and then De Sa will be fired.

  • napster.sbuda - 2012-09-20 21:02

    Obviously t wsnt js njenje only hu waz clueless,khoza en e whole OP z nt js black in colour,even in their headz kumnyama ngenkani.

  • charlietlo - 2012-09-21 09:05

    benni i think it time to retire or you will be forced into retirement

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