Well-travelled coach Ernst Middendorp has been fired by relegated club Cape Town Spurs with immediate effect. The club made the official announcement on Monday morning.

They finished 16th in the DStv Premiership, the same season they also returned from the Motsepe Foundation Championship.

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“Cape Town Spurs and Ernst Middendorp have mutually agreed to terminate their working relationship with immediate effect,” the club announced.

“On behalf of the board and the club. We would like to convey our sincere gratitude to Ernst for his commitment and also dedication over the recent months.

“The spirited fight that he was able to master in the second phase with our team was nothing short of amazing,” said CEO Alexi Efstathiou.

Ernst Middendorp fired by Cape Town Spurs
Ernst Middendorp

RELEGATED CLUB CAPE TOWN SPURS HAVE FIRED COACH ERNST MIDDENDORP

“Unfortunately, due to the restrictive financial environment of the NFD, the club was unable to extend the relationship.

“There is nothing sinister in the decision. The coach clearly indicated that he was willing to stay on and assist the team in getting promoted back to the PSL,” added Efstathiou.

The club is also poised to announce the way forward in due course as they prepare for life in the PSL first division.

More to follow…