Ex-Kotoko coach Ernst Middendorp to decide future at Kaizer Chiefs after difficult PSL season

Published on: 21 May 2019
Ex-Kotoko coach Ernst Middendorp to decide future at Kaizer Chiefs after difficult PSL season
Ernst Middendorp, coach of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 Kaizer Chiefs Press Conference at the Chiefs Village, Johannesburg on 10 December 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Former Asante Kotoko coach Ernst Middendorp is yet to decide his future at South African side Kaizer Chiefs after a difficult season with the club. 

Chiefs finished the Premier Soccer League season in 9th place, and lost the Nedbank Cup over the weekend in Durban to National First Division side TS Galaxy.

“I think we have to sit down and see what’s happening, not only with Chiefs in the last six months, but in the last few years. We’ll definitely have a discussion (with the management),” Middendorp said in a post match interview.

“I think I’ll have to make a decision (to stay at the club or resign), but definitely not 30 minutes after finishing the game.”

“I think if the question is coming (of why I should stay at the job), I’ll discuss that with the management of Kaizer Chiefs, and not here in public,” he said.

Middendorf joined Kaizer Chiefs six months ago, hoping to end the club's four year barren run.

“There is a reason things did not happen over the last few years,” the German-born coach said.

“You have to find a reason as to why there’s been a decline over the past few years, especially after finishing a season like this. But please, let’s not make emotional decisions 30 minutes after finishing a game.”

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