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SuperSport United confirm Eric Tinkler as the club's new coach

By Mninawa Ntloko | 2017-06-08 15:09:13.0

SuperSport United new head coach Eric Tinkler. Picture credit: Masi Losi

SuperSport United have confirmed Eric Tinkler as the club's new coach. The former Bafana Bafana midfield strongman joins Matsatsantsa on a three-year deal.

The 46-year old Tinkler quit Cape Town City on Thursday morning and flew to Johannesburg on the same day‚ where he was announced as the new man at Matsatsantsa in the afternoon.

He will officially assume the coaching seat from July 1‚ 2017.

United CEO Stanley Matthews said in a statement: “We are excited about Eric taking the team forward.

"He has earned his stripes as an international player and as a coach‚ he has a fantastic track record of both building young players and being fiercely competitive within the PSL.

"By qualifying for a variety of domestic and continental Cup finals‚ he has shown his potential to be one of the great South African coaches of the future.” - TMG Digital/TMG Sport