Absa Premiership

Tinkler wants Pirates job

2015-04-28 08:08
Eric Tinkler (Supplied)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates caretaker coach Eric Tinkler wants the top job at the club on a permanent basis and believes he has all the right qualifications to take on the role.

Read: Tinkler disheartened after draw

Tinkler took over from Vladimir Vermezovic when the Serbian resigned in December last year after the fans of the club turned on him following a poor run of results.

The former Bafana Bafana international's temporary reign at the club comes to an end at the end of the season, but he has expressed his desire to take up the reins, on a permanent basis.

Several prominent coaches have been linked to the role, such as Steve Kompela, but Tinkler believes he has all the qualifications and has shown he has what it takes to lead the side after spending three years as the club's assistant coach.

"I would like the job on a permanent basis," Tinkler was quoted as saying by KickOff.

"It's always been my ambition to become a head coach and that's why I have done all the courses when I was finishing my playing career because it's always been my ambition to be a head coach.

"It will be a huge honour for me. To be able to do that at a big team like Pirates would make me proud of what I have achieved.”

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