Maritzburg United chair rubbishes talk of Tinkler joining team

2015-12-23 06:00
PHOTO: sourced  Eric Tinkler’s speculated move to Maritzburg United has been rubbished by the club’s chairman Farouk Kadodia.

PHOTO: sourced Eric Tinkler’s speculated move to Maritzburg United has been rubbished by the club’s chairman Farouk Kadodia.

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ORLANDO Pirates coach Eric Tinkler is not in the frame to become the next Maritzburg United coach, according to club chairperson Farook Kadodia.

The Team of Choice boss also blasted recent reports linking Tinkler to the position, insisting such claims were “mischievous”.

Maritzburg are in the market for a new coach following the axing of veteran Clive Barker last week.

“There are certain people getting up to mischief with regards to Eric Tinkler,” Kadodia told Vodacom Soccer.

“We haven’t had any talks with him, his agent or anybody.”

Other names being associated with the club since Barker’s exit have been Serbian coach Vladislav Heric and former Lamontville Golden Arrows coach Shaun Bartlett.

But Kadodia refused to give too much away in terms of who his new man will be, saying only that he hoped to make an appointment before the new year.

“We can’t reveal anything at this point in time,” he added.

“All I can say is that we will make a statement just before Christmas or just after Christmas. We want to have the new coach in place before January 1 at the latest.”

It was confirmed that assistant coach Fadlu Davids will take charge of the team for their final fixture of the year, against Platinum Stars on December 20.

The Pietermaritzburg club are presently bottom of the Premiership table with five points from 11 games, the same number of points as University of Pretoria, who have two games in hand.

A speculation on linking Tinkler with a move to the Team of Choice followed after his team Orlando Pirates failed to scoop the Caf Confederation Cup recently.

Despite going as far as the final of the Confederation Cup, his charged have failed to replate the continental feat in the Professional Soccer League games.

— Sport24.

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