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Official: CT City Appoint Tinkler

Cape Town City have announced the re-appointment of Eric Tinkler, who will join the club for his second stint.

The 50-year-old replaces Jan Olde Riekerink after the Dutchman was officially fired on Friday, following a two-week stint of “administrative leave”.

Tinkler takes charge of the club with immediate effect and will have his first game against Black Leopards on 2 June.

“This has always been one of my favourite stadiums, I was part of the beginnings of the club, it’s first season and it ended up being a fantastic season,” Tinkler said in an announcement video.

“That will always stay in memory for a very long time. Now obviously the task has to be greater, I’m Eric Tinkler and I’m City FC.”

Tinkler lifted the Telkom Knockout cup and their highest ever finish in the Premiership (third in 2016/17) during his first stint with the Citizens and was the initial coach of the club after it was relocated to Cape Town in 2016.

Tinkler left City in 2017 to join SuperSport United. He also had a short spell at Chippa United and most recently was at Maritzburg United, who he left earlier in the season, and was replaced by Ernst Middendorp.

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