Ertuğral lasts a month at Maritzburg

Struggling Maritzburg United have confirmed that they have parted ways with coach Muhsin Ertuğral.

The hot headed Turk walks away from the position after only a month at the helm and a disastrous run of games to show for it.

Ertuğral arrived on December 28 and was tasked with rebuilding a side that had laboured under Fadlu Davids and only achieved one win in the Premier Soccer League all season. Relegation became an even clearer prospect under him, however, as they lost four league games in a row.

The final nail seemed to knocked in on Sunday as Shakes Mashaba and lowly Witbank Spurs knocked the Team of Choice out of the Nedbank Cup.

“The coach admitted that he was concerned himself and felt he had done everything as best he could to turn things around, but the results did not come,” chairman Farook Kadodia said. “It was then decided that we both shake hands and, by mutual agreement, go our separate ways.

“The club had to look at its survival and its future, so it was a ultimately a results based decision.”

Maritzburg will likely look to appoint a third coach of the season as soon as the drop draws nearer and nearer.

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Luke Feltham
Luke Feltham

Luke Feltham runs the Mail & Guardian's sports desk. He was previously the online day editor.


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