Orlando Pirates have confirmed Muhsin Ertugral as the club’s new coach, ending the tenure of Eric Tinkler after almost 18 months.
Ertugral, who coached Pirates’ Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs in two spells, has signed a three-year deal to lead The Buccaneers.
“I am excited about the prospect of working for Orlando Pirates Football Club. It’s an absolute honour to be at the helm of one of the biggest clubs in Africa,” he said.
“This is a club with great history and tradition. I am looking forward to being part of the Orlando Pirates family and thank the President for the trust he has shown in me.”
In welcoming the coach, Administrative Officer Floyd Mbele said: “Muhsin is a coach who needs no introductions. His achievements and knowledge of the game are well documented.
“We are confident that he will find all he needs to assemble an exciting and competitive squad ahead of the start of the 2016/17 season.”
Pirates also confirmed that club chairman Dr Irvin Khoza met with Tinkler earlier this afternoon to see if he would stay on as assistant to Ertugral. A follow-up meeting has been scheduled for July 4.