New Mpumalanga Black Aces owner John Comitis had already lost coach Muhsin Ertugral to Orlando Pirates. Now, he’s in turn taken Bucs previous coach Eric Tinkler.
Comitis released the following statement which confirms that the two coaches have effectively swapped teams:
“I, John Comitis is happy to disclose and announce that the Head Coach of the new Club in Cape Town will be Eric Tinkler,” read the statement.
“It is seldom that you find a South African Head Coach that has played at the highest level of Football in the EPL and in the Serie A League.
“But to add to that the has the highest level of qualification – UEFA Pro License.
“We have committed ourselves to a 3 year contract and we are positive that his experience coupled with his knowledge will assist us to build this Club from the ground up.
“His recent success in the African Cup are well documented and this bodes well with our future ambitions.
“Eric Tinkler, Cape Town Welcomes You!!!”