Muhsin Ertugral has left Orlando Pirates after tendering his resignation, the club confirmed on Wednesday.
Buccaneers chairman Irvin Khoza confirmed receiving a letter from the Turkish coach in the early hours of the morning requesting permission to leave following a 6-1 Absa Premiership loss to SuperSport United on Tuesday night.
Ertugral first announced that he would resign in a live television interview after the game, which was the joint worst result in the history of the Soweto club.
“We wish him the best of luck wherever he is going,” Khoza told a press conference on Wednesday. “But I would’ve loved for him to engage us first before the media.
Ertugral only joined Pirates at the start of the season, when he succeeded Eric Tinkler at the helm.
“Internally we will ask one of our coaches to take over until December,” Khoza added. “We will have a meeting this afternoon to discuss a standby coach because there’s not much in the market.”