January 22, 2022

Delron Buckley named Maritzburg United caretaker coach

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Delron Buckley was on Tuesday named as Maritzburg United’s caretaker coach following the sacking of Eric Tinkler.

“Maritzburg United can confirm that we have handed the head coaching duties to Delron Buckley on a temporary basis,” the club said on their official website.

READ: Eric Tinkler sacked as Maritzburg United coach

“Buckley, a former Maritzburg player himself, knows the culture of the KwaZulu-Natal Capital City club well.

“And he will be stepping up this week from the assistant coach’s role to that of caretaker coach, after the Team of Choice parted ways with head coach Eric Tinkler on Monday.

READ: Farook Kadodia outlines reasons why Eric Tinkler was fired

“Despite doing well last season to end in seventh position and reach a cup final, Maritzburg did not actually end the 2019/20 season strongly, and have continued to stutter for form in the current campaign – still searching for a first win of the new season.

“Buckley understands that a big part of his job will be psychological and his immediate challenge will be to restore some confidence on the training pitch this week as the Team of Choice prepare for Friday night’s clash with SuperSport United at the Harry Gwala Stadium.

“The former Bafana Bafana international will be paying especially close attention to the players’ mind-sets.”

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