OFFICIAL: Tinkler resigns as Cape Town City head coach

The club expressed their disappointment at losing Tinkler, who turned City into a competitive side in their maiden season in the PSL

Cape Town City has officially announced the departure of head coach Eric Tinkler barely a year after joining them from Orlando Pirates

Reports emerged on Wednesday afternoon that the 46-year-old had already said his goodbyes to the Mother City outfit, fueling speculation that he could on his way to SuperSport United. 

Tinkler, who signed a three-year contract with City at the start of last season, helped the club finish third on the log in his first season.

He also delivered the 2016/17 Telkom Knockout Cup in December 2016, beating Matsatsantsa in the final. 

Cape Town City revealed in their statement that they will announce Tinkler's successor within the next seven days. 

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Roger de Sa and Muhsin Ertugral are already linked with the vacant coaching position at City, while Tinkler is expected to be unveiled as the coach for Matsatsantsa in a press conference on Thursday afternoon. 

SuperSport lost Stuart Baxter to Bafana Bafana in May, and have been working around the clock to find a suitable replacement. 

Kaitano Tembo has been in charge of the first team in the Caf Confederation Cup, as Baxter was unable to travel with the club around the continent.