Cape Town City chairman John Comitis has admitted that the club’s performances this season have been below par, hence the decision to change their coaching personnel.
The ‘Citizens’ recently welcomed head coach Eric Tinkler back at the club after partying ways with Dutchman Jan Olde Riekerink due to poor results.
City are currently seventh on the DStv Premiership log and need a point to secure the top eight spot.
Speaking during the club’s media briefing on Monday, Comitis said there was no hesitation to change the coach when the club realised things were not working out.
“We are not happy with average, we are not happy with being mediocre. It’s been that kind of a season for us,” he said.
“Honestly at the beginning of the season I probably assembled one of the best group of players in our five-year history but things don’t always work out on the pitch as they do on paper.
“Sometimes the missing link is the person that can switch on the correct switches to get everybody to tick. So we didn’t hesitate when we realised that the season was going to be those kind of seasons to make the changes we needed. So Eric Tinkler is back and Eric is back for two very clear reasons,” he said.
“Because we are an ambitious club, we know what to expect from Eric. His work ethic and certainly his ability to work with South African players who are from different cultures as we do have a very diverse squad and club which is an assert to be honest,” added Comitis.
City will host Black Leopards at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday before wrapping up their league campaign away to the champions, Mamelodi Sundowns.
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