Tinkler replaces Muhsin Ertugral, who parted ways with the Team of Choice this week.
“Maritzburg United have appointed Eric Tinkler as the club’s new head coach. Welcome to the Team of Choice,” read a tweet from Maritzburg United.
Tinkler joins Maritzburg just weeks after he was sacked by Chippa United.
The former Bafana Bafana midfielder has been tasked with saving Maritzburg from relegation.
The Team of Choice, are languishing at the bottom of the log with 11 points, having recorded just one win in 18 games this season.