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Ajax fire coach Stekelenburg

2012-10-02 12:53

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town head coach, Maarten Stekelenburg, has been relieved of his duties at the club.

The Urban Warriors have been on a horrendous run of late and currently sit second bottom of the PSL table after a disappointing 5-1 defeat at the hands of University of Pretoria.

Ajax fans reacted angrily to the home defeat to Tuks and the Siya crew recently reported that his future was hanging in the balance and that he could be out of a job by the end of the week.

Now, in a press conference, the Cape Town-based side have confirmed that the Dutchman will no longer be at the helm of the club and that a search for a new coach will begin.

The club’s CEO, George Comitis, explained, "As of today, coach Maarten Stekelenburg will no longer be the head coach of Ajax Cape Town. We haven't decided on Stekelenburg's replacement yet, we will look for someone with Dutch influence and SA experience. It was a tough decision that was made over the past 19 games, we will find ourselves in trouble if we don't fix it now!"

Comitis added, "We would look at bringing back someone like Foppe, but we have no inroads to a decision as of yet."

Former head of technical affairs and current chief scout, Jan Pruijn, will stand in for the club’s next game, against AmaZulu, this weekend.

Soccer Laduma

Comments
  • mcebiseni.khumalo - 2012-10-02 13:05

    It was long overdue!!

  • mpho.galane1 - 2012-10-02 13:23

    Sundowns should follow.....

  • kinbe.suu - 2012-10-02 13:45

    OK!

  • boulvy.selala - 2012-10-02 14:07

    Then it's gonna be one way traffic to Holland coz Neskeens is also on the chopping block..

      abrammothibedi.abram - 2012-10-03 14:56

      i think ur one of the hooligans to be arrested soon downs dont play like ajax and they will never lose 5-1

  • nhlapop - 2012-10-02 14:21

    That was long overdue.

  • ztoefy - 2012-10-02 14:25

    Why must it be dutch influence and SA experience. Just because Ajax Amsterdam has a stake doesn't mean their style of football works with the skill set of SA players. We need to find a coach that will let the players play to their strengths and work on their defensive weaknesses.

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-10-02 14:31

    Yeah fire Booth too nhe

  • arrey.n.ebot - 2012-10-02 14:36

    was long overdue. the goalkeeper mst also go

  • francois.v.eeden.3 - 2012-10-02 15:00

    seen them in training, looks like a holiday camp

  • khathu.rasi - 2012-10-02 15:48

    Lol Mr Sketelenburg didnthave a clue, U must fire Booth too, bcos He is a hole at the back

  • mbulelo.somzana - 2012-10-02 17:40

    I hope Sundowns will not follow suit and sacrifice their good coach bcz of the under-performing lazy fat players .

  • obadia.segwape - 2012-10-02 23:13

    hey u fogot the goalkeeper for de one skipa

  • silence.mnisi.7 - 2012-10-04 18:53

    long overdue

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