Former Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler responds to reports linking him with Kaizer Chiefs

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The former Bafana Bafana midfielder will now take a coaching job if the offer is good enough

Former Orlando Pirates head coach Eric Tinkler has responded to reports linking him with Premier Soccer League (PSL) giants Kaizer Chiefs

The South African tactician has been jobless since he resigned as head coach of SuperSport United last March with the team flirting with relegation. 

Tinkler guided SuperSport to the 2017 Caf Confederation Cup final where they lost 2-1 on aggregate to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) giants TP Mazembe. 

Before that Tinkler had clinched the 2017 MTN8 Cup with Matsatsantsa. This was after the retired midfielder had won his first major trophy as a coach with Cape Town City.

The former Bidvest Wits assistant coach won the 2016 Telkom Knockout Cup with the Citizens, who remarkably finished third on the PSL standings during the 2016/17 season.

Tinkler decided to take a break from football after leaving Matsatsantsa, but he is now ready to take a coaching job if the offer is good enough.

“I am still enjoying my break but I am ready to coach again. If the offer is good I will take it. But for now I am just relaxing,” Tinkler told Daily Sun.

Tinkler has been linked with the Chiefs coaching job which became vacant following Steve Komphela’s resignation towards the end of the recent 2017/18 campaign. 

Recent reports have stated that Amakhosi have approached Tinkler about replacing Komphela, but the trainer has refuted the reports. 

“I don’t know anything about Chiefs and I have not had any contact with them,” said Tinkler.

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However, the former Pirates assistant coach did indicate that he is open to coaching Amakhosi, who last won a major trophy in 2015 when they clinched the 2014/15 PSL title

“In fact, no club has contacted me yet but I will listen to offers,” he concluded.

Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung recently stated that six candidates were still being considered for the top job out of about 20 CVs received.

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