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Edwin Gyimah: Eric Tinkler understands Orlando Pirates' culture

Posted: 6 June 2016 Time: 14:43

Orlando Pirates hardman Edwin Gyimah says Eric Tinkler understands the culture of the club and deserves more time at the helm.

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Tinkler's future at Pirates is currently under review after a trophyless season.

The former Bafana Bafana midfielder steered Bucs to the finals of the CAF Confederation Cup and Nedbank Cup and a seventh-placed finish in the league in his maiden campaign as head coach.

"As a player you always feel for the coach," Gyimah told the latest edition of KICK OFF magazine.

"If things don't go well you cannot always blame the coach, you also have to blame the players. I think the fans need to exercise more patience with Tinkler, because from what I have seen he is someone appropriate for Pirates as he understands the culture of the team. You can feel that he has so much in common with the club."

The Ghanaian enforcer added: "As a player you need to understand that whether Tinkler plays you or not, he is a very good coach. People on the outside wouldn't understand how tactically refined he is, but we are there with him every day and we know it.

"Tinkler has to be given more time at this club, and I would believe things will work out for him."

Stephen Keshi was recently linked with Tinkler's job, but the ex-Nigeria boss dismissed the speculation last week.

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Read the full interview with Gyimah in the June edition of KICK OFF magazine, on sale now! Or download a digital copy here

Article by: KICK OFF

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