Ethiopian Club Saint George has today appointed Ernst Middendorp as the first team head coach.The Club confirmed the appointment of Middendorp on its official social media platform.
The former Kaizer Chiefs coach is expected to assume his post within a week. The Ethiopian premier is scheduled to commence (December 3, 2013 Ethiopian Calendar).
The experienced coach has almost 2 months to prepare his team for the new season.
Middendorp has coached professional football on the highest level for nearly 20 years in Europe, Asia and Africa, having a UEFA Pro License (Fussball-Lehrer) from the German Football Association.
In addition, Middendorp has experience analyzing FIFA world cup tournaments (2006 and 2010), as well as the EURO tournament in 2012.
The 61-year-old German coach missed out on the PSL title with Kaizer Chiefs on the last day of the season with rivals Mamelodi Sundowns being crowned.
Middendorp was eventually sacked by the Kaizer Chiefs club after a review of his performance.
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