Comitis tempted to replace Tinkler with a foreign coach at Cape Town City

The Citizens chairman is optimistic ahead of the clash with Amakhosi on Saturday evening

Cape Town City are wasting no time in replacing Eric Tinkler, who resigned last week to join SuperSport United.

The Citizens have already received numerous applications for the highly coveted post, and according to club’s owner John Comitis, the team could have a new coach by Tuesday.

While several local and international coaches’ names have been bandied about, including Gabriel Batistuta, Hristo Stoichkov, Ruud Krol and Benni McCarthy, Comitis admits that he is tempted to rope in an overseas coach to inject new ideas into the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

“I must admit the desire to introduce a fresh face and ideas into the PSL via an overseas coach, particularly after receiving more than 30 applicants from outside SA,” the City boss told The Citizen.

“Ultimately, we’ll go for the best man for the job, whether it is a local coach or one from overseas. But, either way, it’s going to be a quick decision,” Comitis added.

Meanwhile, the City boss said while Tinkler’s departure did take him by surprise, negotiations were concluded amicably after Matsatsantsa triggered the former Bafana Bafana international’s release clause.

“But the pay-out clause came into effect and we completed negotiations with SuperSport on an amicable basis,” Comitis concluded.