Muhsin Ertugral spent only 127 days on the Orlando Pirates bench before he handed in his resignation as head coach, but what possibly went wrong? Let's take a look!
The 6-1 result wasn't the sole reason why the Turkish tactician opted to quit the club, but merely the cherry on top.
In fact, there were several other situations that could have worked against him. We discuss what they could have been…
Players Not Signed By Muhsin
Before he was announced as the club's new coach, management brought in a host of players. They later added more after he joined, but it seems he never actually managed to sign the players he wanted. This was, of course, the same situation with Stuart Baxter at Kaizer Chiefs.
Players Struggled To Adapt To His System
Ertugral is known to adopt a European system of play and line-up, and for any team to be successful, they have to buy into the coach's philosophy. The Buccaneers may not have adjusted to his system and approach adequately, and their inconsistency could be considered as evidence of this.
The Edwin Gyimah fight spread across the country like wildfire. The two allegedly came to blows at Cape Town Internaitonal Airport after a fixture against Ajax. That feud is enough to unsettle any team, and there certainly could have been repercussions from that incident.
Management Too Much In Control
This happens often in South African football, where club management often interfere with the squad selection and all. While this is not confirmed, this could have occurred in the Bucs camp too. If this were so, it would, naturally, leave any tactician upset.
Do you think Ertugral's resignation went beyond the result?