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Bucs at their best, warns Tinkler

Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler during the SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates press conference at PSL Headquarters on March 19, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler during the SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates press conference at PSL Headquarters on March 19, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Orlando Pirates caretaker coach Eric Tinkler has dismissed suggestions winning the Nedbank Cup is the only prerequisite to guaranteeing him the job on a full-time basis. 

Tinkler has guided the Buccaneers to nine wins and four draws, with one defeat, in all competitions since taking over from Vladimir Vermezovic who resigned in December. Tomorrow, he takes Bucs to the Peter Mokaba Stadium, where they defend their SuperSport United in the quarterfinals. “I came to this club to win trophies and I have managed to do that,” said Tinkler.

As a head coach, that’s what I want to do. It is vitally important for my career, though I don’t think it will make [the difference] whether I get appointed as the head coach or not.” Bucs hope to continue their stellar form and stretch their unbeaten run to 14 matches in all completions, though tinkler conceded the team were still reeling from their 2-0 defeat by eventual champions Matsatsantsa a Pitori in the Telkom Knock-out. Bucs would be looking for revenge.

“This competition is very  important as we look to defend our little,” he said. “We are going to be at our very best.”

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