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Meet Eric Tinkler

Eric Tinkler is a South African football coach and former player. He is currently the manager of Maritzburg United

Tinkler played club football for Wits University, Vitória, Cagliari, Barnsley, Caldas and Bidvest Wits. Tinkler moved from Italian club Cagliari to English club Barnsley on 1 July 1997. Tinkler earned 45 caps for the South African national team between 1994 and 2001. He was part of the South Africa squad that won the 1996 African Cup of Nations, playing in the final. Tinkler became head coach of Orlando 

Pirates in December 2013; in May 2015 it was announced that he would continue in that role for the 2015–16 season. Tinkler left Orlando Pirates to become the first head coach of Cape Town City club on 17 June 2016. On 8 June 2017 he moved to become head coach of SuperSport United. He quit in March 2018. After a spell with Chippa United, he became manager of Maritzburg United in January 2019.


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