Absa Premiership

Tinkler 'set for showdown talks'

2015-12-02 07:54
Eric Tinkler. Picture: Trevor Kunene

Cape Town - Reports in the South African media claim that Eric Tinkler is scheduled to meet with the Orlando Pirates hierarchy this week to discuss his future.

The managerial merry-go-around is in full effect in the Absa Premiership, with Clive Barker and Serame Letsoaka resigning from their posts at Maritzburg United and Golden Arrows respectively on Tuesday.

Bloemfontein Celtic are also in the market for a new coach after Clinton Larsen unexpectedly quit his job last month.

Tinkler is under pressure in Orlando after his side lost to Etoile du Sahel in the CAF Confederation Cup final, having sacrificed the Buccaneers' domestic campaign in a bid for continental success.

Pirates exited the MTN8 at the first hurdle, while they lost to arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout semi-finals, and sit a mammoth 15 points off the pace of Bidvest Wits at the league summit.

Tinkler will reportedly sit down with Bucs management later in the week once the squad has returned from Tunisia, when he will learn his fate.

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