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Could City Turn To Former Coach?

With Cape Town City having placed Jan Olde Riekerink on ‘administrative leave’ and an exit for the Dutch Head Coach likely, City could turn to former coach Eric Tinkler to fill the hot seat.

The club announced the latest situation with Olde Riekerink on Monday, following the club’s two successive defeats, the 5-1 loss to AmaZulu in Cape Town, and the 1-0 defeat to TS Galaxy at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.

Assistant coach Diogo Peral has been placed in charge of the team in the interim. City are, however, only in action on the 12th of May again, when they play Bloemfontein Celtic away.

There is speculation that former Head Coach Eric Tinkler, could be in line for a return to the club.

Tinkler, who coached City in the 2016/2017 season, before leaving to join SuperSport United, has been unattached since his exit from Maritzburg United, and the former Bafana Bafana midfielder lives in Cape Town.

He has been at home for the past few months, and the man who led City to their first ever trophy win, when they won the Telkom Knockout in 2016, could be the man to take over.

While Tinkler’s exit disappointed Comitis at the time, the two have since made up, and iDiski Times has it under good authority that the pair have been spotted together in the city recently.

City have only ever had three permanent head coaches in their five years of existence – Tinkler, Benni McCarthy, and Olde Riekerink.

However much may depend on Olde Riekerink’s exit, and how the club resolves the situation, and Tinkler’s return to the club could only be for next season.