DStv premiership side Maritzburg United has relieved head Coach Ernst Middendorp of his duties with immediate effect.
Middendorp, who re-joined the Team of Choice in November 2020, led the club to 12th place position in the 2021/2022 DStv Premiership season.
Maritzburg United Chairman, Farook Kadodia, said the club decided to part ways with the German after the team failed to make any progress in the last two years under his stewardship. Said Kadodia:
At a post-season board meeting, the directors had expressed their disappointment at the club’s on-field performances over the past 24 months together with the high turnover rate of new player signings during this period.
As a club, we have invested a lot in football development, especially in the last two years and the board felt that we cannot be continually fighting relegation.
We have therefore taken a decision to take a new route going forward and assemble a team that will bear fruition over the next three year period and have thus parted ways with Ernst.
Kadodia expressed gratitude to Middendorp for his contributions to the Club in different spells over a 13 year period.
He said the club will make announcements regarding the new head coach in due course.