Cape Town - Cape
Town City boss John Comitis has explained it is the work ethic and high
skill level of Eric Tinkler that convinced him to offer the Citizens
coach a three-year deal at the start of the campaign.
Tinkler has been a revelation since leaving Orlando Pirates to sign for City at the start of this season, and has already collected the club's first trophy by winning the Telkom Knockout in December.
In addition, the side from the Mother City are tied in first place in the Premiership with Bidvest Wits and SuperSport United.
It has been a remarkable first half of the campaign for the newly-formed side since they bought Mpumulanga Black Aces' Premiership status. As such, Comitis believes the success is down to the confidence he showed in Tinkler right from the outset.
He told Times Media Digital: "Most coaches are qualified by experience only, but Eric has a UEFA Pro Licence and is exactly what we need. A person who can structure the club to match European standards.
"He is a methodical coach who can build this club from the bottom up. He also comes with an academic way of thinking and so when he was available it became a very easy decision for me.
"That's why I have given him a straight three-year contract."