Local News 18.8.2016 12:35 pm

Pirates boss says Ertugral’s ‘holiday’ over

Muhsin Ertugral (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Muhsin Ertugral (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Orlando Pirates boss, Irvin Khoza said his new coach, Muhsin Ertugral must understand that his life can no longer be private now that he coaches the Soweto giants.

Ertugral was brought in to replace Eric Tinkler at the end of last season, and Khoza said the few weeks have made the coach aware of what is expected of him at the Buccaneers.

“Now that he (Ertugral) is inside, he understands that it is not easy to coach Pirates. When we refresh the team, we are doing so listening to the expectations of many of our stakeholders. We don’t have to say much, but he knows that his life is no longer private.

“Wherever he goes now, everyone talks to him, unlike before he came. It was easy for him. When he was with Aces I think he was on a bit of holiday.

“But not anymore because he has to answer something 24/7,” said Khoza speaking to the media after the MTN8 official launch on Wednesday afternoon.



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1 Orlando Pirates 3 7
2 Bidvest Wits 3 7
3 Arrows 3 6
4 Chippa United 2 4
5 Platinum Stars 2 4
6 Kaizer Chiefs 3 4
7 Cape Town City 3 4
8 Maritzburg Utd 3 4
9 SuperSport United 3 4
10 Highlands Park 2 3
11 Ajax Cape Town 3 2
12 Polokwane City 3 2
13 Sundowns 1 1
14 Bloem Celtic 2 1
15 Free State Stars 3 1
16 Baroka FC 2 1