Agent Dismisses Tinkler Exit Talk
Eric Tinkler's Future At SuperSport United Is In Question
Eric Tinkler’s agent has dismissed talk of SuperSport United parting ways with their head coach, despite their current run of form.
Tinkler had an impressive start to life with Matsatsantsa following his move from Cape Town City, winning the MTN8 title and manoeuvring his way into the CAF Confederation Cup final.
However, since November SuperSport have won just three of their 21 games in all competitions, and currently find themselves in a relegation battle just three points above the play-off spot.
With rumours swirling around regarding a possible exit for Tinkler, the Siya crew got in contact with Vasili Barbis, the coach’s representative, who insisted that he was still happy at the club.
He said, “He’s finishing the first year of his three-year deal, and I think they’ll finish in the top eight. He’s already got a trophy for the season and got to a CAF Final.
“He’ll be fine. He’s inherited the side that he’s got, and when he stamps his authority in the next transfer window then things will be fine. I don’t see him going anywhere now.”
SuperSport’s next game sees them face Maritzburg United on Saturday, with Matsatsantsa two points off the top eight positions as they look to keep their excellent MTN8 qualification run going.