Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Thabo Mngomeni is convinced strengthening Eric Tinkler’s technical team is more likely to improve results than sacking the manager.
Tinkler’s position at Bucs is under severe scrutiny following a poor campaign which saw Pirates end the season in seventh place without a trophy.
Mngomeni, however, believes the coach should be given more time to turn things around.
‘[Pirates have] the kind of players that should naturally be able to rectify any situations themselves without having to look so much at the coach,’ Mngomeni told KickOff.
‘I will always support a local coach because I have a problem with the confusion that foreign coaches bring here… We are making noise about Holland right now, but when last did the Dutch win the World Cup or even win anything?
‘I know that because of the pressure from supporters the chairman might end up firing Tinkler. However, if he (Dr Irvin Khoza) was firm in his beliefs I would have kept Tinkler and try and rope in some people that are going to be more helpful to him,’ he added.
Mngomeni has also questioned the commitment and desire of the current crop of Pirates players.
‘You should feel pumped up as a player the moment you get to Pirates. At Pirates we have way too many players and I don’t know how the squad mixes. I want to suspect there are groups which leads to us not doing well,’ he concluded.