Maritzburg United have confirmed they have parted ways with head coach Muhsin Ertugral. Maritzburg has confirmed the appointment of Eric Tinkler as the club’s new head coach.
Ertugral was appointed in December after the team of choice let go of Fadlu Davids, who has joined Orland Pirates as an assistant coach. Now barely a month into the New Year, the bottom of the table club has released their second coach of the season.
Ertugral leaves Maritzburg without winning a match. Under Etrugral’s guidance, Maritzburg lost four league matches in a row, against Golden Arrows, Free State Stars, Mamelodi Sundowns and Chippa United.
His final game with the team was on Sunday when they were knocked out of the Nedbank Cup by National First Division side Witbank Spurs, who are coached by former Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba.
The announcement was made on social media on Tuesday morning. It comes a day after Maritzburg United dismissed Muhsin Ertugral, who was with the club for a month and did not win a match.
Tinkler is no stranger to the coaching round-about in the Premier Soccer League (PSL). This is the fifth club he will be in charge of. Tinkler previously managed Orlando Pirates, Cape Town City and Supersport United. In December, he was sacked by Chippa United. He takes over a club that is bottom of the log, with one win in 18 matches.
New head coach, Eric Tinkler is set to take charge of his first training session today ⚽
— Maritzburg United FC (@MaritzburgUtd) January 29, 2019