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Spurs Make Middendorp Decision

Cape Town Spurs have parted ways with head coach Ernst Middendorp with immediate effect, the club announced on Monday.

Middendorp, 65, joined the club in November 2023 when they had just four points on the log. Despite a valiant effort, collecting 20 points under the German, Spurs still got relegated.

On Monday, the club announced Middendorp’s departure, citing the “restrictive financial environment in the NFD” as reason.

“On behalf of the board and the club, we would like to convey our sincere gratitude to Ernst for his commitment and dedication over the recent months,” CEO Alexi Efstathiou stated.

“The spirited fight that he was able to master in the second phase with our team was nothing short of amazing.

“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 as the coach clearly indicated that he was willing to stay on and assist the team in getting promoted back to the PSL.”

In 2024, Middendorp’s Spurs were actually sitting in sixth place, based on results this calendar year only – but in the end the Urban Warriors paid for their poor start to the 2023/24 campaign, winning just one of their first 16 games.

David Kappel
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