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Middendorp Tops Spurs’ Coach List

Former Kaizer Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp is amongst the coaches that are linked with a move to Cape Town Spurs, alongside former Marumo Gallants head coach Dylan Kerr.

Middendorp recently left Tanzanian side Singida Fountain Gate FC after just two weeks with the club. The German tactician has more than 10 years’ experience in the Premier Soccer League, having coached the likes of Chiefs, Lamontville Golden Arrows, Maritzburg United, Moroka Swallows, Chippa United and Bloemfontein Celtic.

Kerr last had a coaching job in South Africa, when he was in charge of Gallants last season and led them to the CAF Confederations Cup semi-final, which they lost to Tanzanian giants Young Africans. But while they excelled in Africa, Gallants struggled in the PSL and got relegated.

The Malta-born coach is known of saving clubs from being relegated after he has done it with the likes of Black Leopards, Tshakuma and Moroka Swallows.

Despite Kerr having this pedigree of surviving relegation, Middendorp seems to be topping the list of coaches that might join Spurs, as they look announce a new coach in the current international break – the club has called a press conference for Friday, 13:30 and could unveil Middendorp as their new coach then.

The Urban Warriors are sitting bottom of the table with three points after 11 matches. When they return from the international break, they will face Royal AM at home before battling with their arch-rivals Stellenbosch FC.

Story by Sinethemba Makonco (@Makonco_M).

Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco is one of South Africa's brightest up-and-coming football journalists. Makonco shot to prominence on social media as a reliable source for South African football news and transfer stories, and is currently working as a junior journalist at iDiski Times.