CAPE TOWN – Cape Town Spurs have made it official announcing the appointment of Ernst Middendorp as the club’s new head coach.
The Urban Warriors confirmed that the German mentor will be taking over after the club was without a coach for a while following the sacking of Shaun Bartlett earlier this season.
The Cape-based side recruited Sean Connor as the club’s Technical Director.
Connor held the fort in the interim while the team was still looking for a permanent solution.
Middendorp was unveiled at Ikamva, the club’s headquarters in front of the media on Friday.
He says he is ready and looking forward to the task ahead.
“It’s definitely a question where there should be a holistic answer to it,” said Middendorp.
“But I think everybody should understand that at the moment the decision is done, we are working together, and now it’s about really using every minute to find out first what’s the impression, what can be the assessment from my side.
“From all of us, and then to look into it and what’s important. I think I mentioned it before already, there are areas of improvement where you believe everybody should stick.
“For instance, you can say, okay, in these areas, for example, critical phases, for example, defensively, a number of goals you concede should not happen.”
At Ikamva, Parow where @CapeTownSpursFC announced Ernst Middendorp as the club’s new head coach.
— Ayanda Frances Felem (@AyandaFelemZA) November 17, 2023
Middendorp is no stranger to the South African footballing space, having coached clubs like Kaizer Chiefs, Maritzburg United, Golden Arrows, Bloemfontein Celtic, Chippa United and recently Moroka Swallows.
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