Former Kaizer Chiefs manager Ernst Middendorp has quit his job at Ethiopian giants St. George, and is on the verge of a move back to the PSL.
The German tactician joined the Addis Ababa side less than two months ago, following his sacking by Chiefs at the end of the PSL season.
He only managed the team in one friendly game against the Ethiopian U20s, which ended in a goalless draw.
Due to the situation in Ethiopia, Middendorp asked the club if he could leave. They agreed, and the 61-year-old will pay his two-month salary as compensation.
Ernest Middrop said goodbye to St. George !
Ernst Midendorp, who recently signed to coach St. George's for three years, asked the board to allow him to leave the club because of the current situation in the country.
Ernst Midendorp will pay his 2 month salary as a comepnsation. pic.twitter.com/3hNTI5vjvS
— Kidus Yoftahe 🇪🇹 (@KYoftahe) November 24, 2020
He is apparently heading back to South Africa to take the head coaching job at Maritzburg United.
Middendorp coached Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak in the early 2000s.
He infamously led Amakhosi to dominance throughout the majority of the most recent PSL season before faltering on the last day and ceding the title to Mamelodi Sundowns.