Absa Premiership

Tinkler open to Pirates stay

2016-05-30 10:00
Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler reveals he would be more than happy to remain in charge of the club despite rumours he may be on his way out.

After taking over from Roger De Sa, with whom he served as an assistant since their days at Bidvest Wits, Tinkler's first foray as a head coach has not been the easiest.

The pressures of managing the Soweto giants has been evident with fans calling for his head on more than one occasion during his tenure after struggling for consistency throughout the season.

As assistant to De Sa, he was involved in three cup final losses and now, as head coach, he's finished seventh in the Premiership and finished runners-up in the Nedbank Cup and CAF Confederation Cup.

However, after being linked with the vacancy at former club Vitória Setúbal in the Primeira Liga the 46-year old admitted he's future will be decided by the club's hierarchy.

"When it comes to my future,,, it is not entirely in my hands," he said after the Nedbank Cup final loss to Supersport United.

"Obviously you are judged on performances and winning trophies. I have ended the season having not achieved anything which is a massive disappointment. I'm sure we will find out in a week or two what will happen.

"If I'm asked to remain, I will do so. My contract stated that it was a one-year with an option, if the club takes that option I will be very happy to stay," he concluded.

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