St George Coach Ernst Middendorp Resigns
Ernst Middendorp has resigned his appointment as coach of Ethiopia Premier League giants St George, Ducor Sports can reveal.
Ernst Middendorp has resigned as coach of Ethiopia Premier League giants St George, Ducor Sports can reveal.
The German coach has left his position due to political crisis in Addis Ababa and concerns about his family in the East African country.
Middendorp was appointed as St George coach in mid-October after parting ways with South African Premier Soccer League outfit Kaizer Chiefs.
The 61-year-old had been offered a three-year contract but has now decided to part ways with the side on mutual consent and the club has paid all his dues.
Middendorp was reportedly charged with the mandate of making a turn round of the club’s poor form that they underwent in the previous season where they finished the league without trophy.
He is now reportedly being considered for another stint as coach of PSL outfit Martizburg as the management team looks to turn around the club’s fortunes.
Middendorp has coached professional football on the highest level for nearly 20 years in Europe, Asia and Africa, having a UEFA Pro License (Fussball-Lehrer) from the German Football Association.
In addition, Middendorp has experience analyzing FIFA World Cup tournaments (2006 and 2010), as well as the EURO tournament in 2012.