Coach Ernst Middendorp heads back to old favourites, Maritzburg United

Coach Ernst Middendorp heads back to old favourites, Maritzburg United

- Coach Ernst Middendorp is reportedly heading back to his position as coach for Maritzburg United

- Ernst Middendorp was let go by Kaizer Chiefs after he failed to secure a contract renewal with the team

- Middendorp then served as a coach for Ethiopian side St George for only a month before deciding to return to Maritzburg

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German Coach Ernst Middendorp is reportedly returning to Maritzburg after resigning from Saint George SC in Ethiopia after serving as their coach for a mere one month of the three-year contract he had initially signed.

Middendorp had served as a coach for Maritzburg United for the first time in 2009 and then again in 2012 for one year before joining Bloemfontein Celtics. In 2016 Middendorp once again returned to Maritzburg United.

And now words in the soccer street say that Middendorp will once again be coaching Maritzburg following the team's coach Eric Tinkler being fired on Monday this week after having a winless start to the season.

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Meanwhile, soccer fans have had the following to say about Middendorp coaching Maritzburg:

@Maso25250362 said:

"Don't do this please, please. We have Owen Da Gama here without a job we have Clinton Larsen here without a job. What has this guy achieved to suggest that he deserves a 3rd or 4th chance."

@Maso25250362 said:

"Exactly, he has not achieved anything this guy I don't understand why he is so loved in the country."

@KM_Moreometsi said:

"Ernest Middendorp and Maritzburg have a complicated relationship I'm telling you."
Coach Ernst Middendorp said to be joing Maritzburg United
Coach Ernst Middendorp makes another return to Maritzburg United. Source: Getty Images
Source: UGC

In other sports news, Mmusi Maimane recently took to Facebook to share a sad post about how disappointed he is in his favourite team, Kaizer Chiefs for losing the match against Swallows FC last night at the Dobsonville stadium.

"The emotional investment is too much. @KaizerChiefs iyisafani," wrote Maimane who also included a picture of himself wearing his Kaizer Chiefs jersey.

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"As the people of Dobsonville we demand answers re what took place tonight at the stadium," he continued.

Meanwhile, other Amakhosi fans could totally relate, many of them took to the comment section to share their thoughts on the 1-0 loss.

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Source: Briefly News

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