Golden Arrows: former United coach Middendorp takes reins from Filipovic

2011-03-22 00:00

FORMER Maritzburg United coach Ernst Middendorp, fired by the club a week ago, has joined Durban Premier Soccer League team Lamontville Golden Arrows, writes MARC STRYDOM.

According to various website reports yesterday, the German will take charge of the Umlazi-based team for their remaining five matches of the season, replacing Serbian Zoran Filipovic.

At the start of the season, former Montenegro coach Filipovic became the first foreigner to coach Arrows in their nine campaigns in the PSL.

After initial success, where Arrows were in third place after five wins from their first eight matches, the team have gone into freefall, winning just two of their last 18 games in all competitions.

Middendorp remains in a contractual dispute with Maritzburg about a settlement figure, which the coach maintains he should have been paid after United terminated his contract. United had erratic form under Middendorp, who twice on television asked his team to fire him.

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