Friday Mar 02, 2018. 18:34
SuperSport United have agreed to release Eric Tinkler from his contract with immediate effect following his resignation as Head Coach earlier today.
Tinkler joined the club in July 2017 following Stuart Baxter’s resignation to join the National Team. Matsatsantsa enjoyed immediate success, winning the MTN8 and reaching the CAF Confederation Cup final.
Since then, however, SuperSport United have not enjoyed much success, winning only three out of 18 league games, leaving them in 12th position.
Assistant Coach Kaitano Tembo has been appointed to serve as caretaker coach until the end of the season.
Eric Tinkler added: “I have been in discussion with club management about the poor performance of the team for a while now. In reflecting on the last few games, I have not been satisfied with the response out on the pitch. I believe we can turn things around but the only way of getting out of our current position is to have a fully unified and committed response from the players and I haven’t been able to get that from them, so it seems best for all parties that we part ways. I wish the Club all the best and I am glad I could add to their trophy cabinet with MTN8.“
SuperSport United CEO Stan Matthews said: "We decided to accept Eric’s resignation today. Clearly, the League results achieved have not been up to the standards we set for ourselves. We have 17 consecutive top 8 finishes under our belt, so to be in the position we currently find ourselves is not easy to accept. We believe in the group of players we have, in their playing ability as well as their desire to fight for the Club.”
“We wish Eric well in the future and thank him for his contribution in adding the MTN8 trophy to our cabinet, during his short spell at the club”.