Absa Premiership

Ertugral ready to fine-tune an orchestra

2016-06-23 18:00
Muhsin Ertugral (Gallo)

Cape Town - New Orlando Pirates coach Mushin Ertugral claims his tactical knowledge of the game will fine tune the existing squad into a real force next season.

After impressing as head coach with Mpumalanga Black Aces last season, Ertugral reminded everyone of his credentials as one of the finest tacticians in the Premiership to date - which led to Irvin Khoza acting quickly to replace the much maligned Eric Tinkler with the former Ajax Cape Town boss.

Khoza will be hoping that the experienced coach will be able to turn around their fortunes of the past few seasons with their faithful supporters having to endure the agony of coming runners up in five major finals since last winning a trophy.

"I can't really say what the reason for Pirates reaching finals and not converting them [is]. I was not involved then," Ertugral told reporters in France where he's working as an analyst for Euro 2016.

"But what it shows is that the quality of the team is there. If you go to a cup final on the continent, it shows quality. Most coaches are looking at the technical side. But the part that needs to be refined is the tactical side. 

On a personal level for the Turkish tactician, the move to Mayfair could be an opportunity to finally add a PSL title to his already impressive CV - having won every knockout trophy on offer in South Africa, including three Telkom Knockouts, one MTN8 and two Nedbank Cups, plus the CAF Cup Winners Cup with Kaizer Chiefs in 2001.

With that experience at club level across the continent, the 55-year old is confident he can handle the rigours of managing a club of the Buccaneers stature.

"I have not only worked with South African big clubs. There was Club Africain, one of the biggest teams in Tunisia, Ismaily in Egypt and Sivasspor in Turkey - all these clubs are big," Ertugral said.

"Bigger clubs present different challenges because you have more demanding players and a bigger squad to manage. That is sometimes good, and sometimes not good.

"The team dynamism is very important, where everyone has to understand that togetherness is what is crucial, and not the individual.

"We have the quality. The most important thing, and this is what everyone at the club must understand, is how we can roll as a team in one direction.

"As I described it earlier, it's like fine-tuning an orchestra. If everyone is doing their own thing, no tune will come out. That's where the conductor, the coach, has their job to do."

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  psl  |  muhsin ertugral  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Friday, 15 December 2017
Cape Town City FC v AmaZulu FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.