South African glamour club Kaizer Chiefs and German coach Ernst Middendorp parted ways on Wednesday, just four days after the Amakhosi had failed in their bid to land a first league title since the 2014/2015 season.
Naturally, Twitter went into overdrive at just after 17:00 when his sacking was annouced over social media and the news quickly went to the number one spot in trending topics on the platform.
Here are some of the best tweets related to Middendorp's sacking:
With Ernst Middendorp being sacked... Who should be the coach between Gavin Hunt and Benny McCarthy? ??— Cellular ? (@Cellular_ZA) September 9, 2020
Guys Ernst Middendorp couldn't play Barcelona football with the quality of players he had. Katsande can't even pass properly. He had to adapt his play to the stregnth of the players.— Athi (@simplyathi) September 9, 2020
Yes he played bad football, but his bad football almost got KC the league. Unfair dismissal https://t.co/mT11X8aW18
Following Ernst Middendorp's axing, who should lead Kaizer Chiefs next season?— Phakaaathi (@Phakaaathi) September 9, 2020
A picture worth of a thousand words— LUYOLO™ (@LuyoloMakosi_) September 9, 2020
[Ernst Middendorp] pic.twitter.com/gnbNFZJX77
Billiat scored Baroka equalized and Ernst Middendorp is gone. What a great magic... ??????— Zwelensha (@Zwelensha6) September 9, 2020
Chiefs will struggle without Ernst Middendorp— PRINCE TUMELO (@PrinceTumelo89) September 9, 2020
Losing a job is not nice, in this fashion is even worse... I feel sorry for coach Ernst Middendorp. Whoever takes over will feel the heat.— Inunu ???????? (@ThisIsColbert) September 9, 2020
Farewell old man.
In football there're top 8 coaches, top 4 coaches & League title competing coaches. Sadly Ernst Middendorp lost the title when he already had it, it had to be done.— Gèro ???? (@O2_Nyambose) September 9, 2020
Ernst Middendorp at Kaizer Chiefs— Sport Express Show (@SportExpressSh1) September 9, 2020
Goals scored: 101
I want to feel bad for Ernst Middendorp but he did it to himself. This is a sad stain on his career that he can never wash off— #EndGBV (@NinoSekeleni) September 9, 2020
It was long time coming— Lettuce Mathebula (@lettucemtititi) September 9, 2020
Ernst Middendorp failed us in a huge way..... In one of the easiest seasons in a long time
He has to go... Gone
It was coming. Thanks for the memories Ernst Middendorp and good bye. Now get us a serial winner @KaizerChiefs— Kaizer Chiefs Supporters (@KCfanTv) September 9, 2020