AmaZulu fire Palmgren
Durban - Premiership strugglers AmaZulu
finally lost patience with coach Roger Palmgren on Monday, sacking the
Swede after just over a year in charge.
The Durban club are
bottom of the league table after a forgettable season so far, during
which they have managed just two wins in 12 games, including the worst
attacking record, which has seen them score just five times.
Palmgren, who took charge at Usuthu last September, will temporarily be replaced by assistant Fani Madida.
met with the coach this morning (Monday) and advised him that his
services have been terminated with immediate effect and informed the
players and the technical team of what has happened,” general manager
Peter O'Connor said.
AmaZulu’s season had begun in the worst
possible fashion when they were hammered 6-0 by Kaizer Chiefs on the
opening day of the season, a result they never appeared to recover come.
from losing six more times in the league, they were also dumped out in
the first round of the MTN8 and lost in the quarter-finals of the Telkom
Their latest defeat came on Saturday when they were beaten 1-0 by Free State Stars in Durban.
Palmgren was only handed a new contact after working on a result-based deal when he took over last season.
after impressing his bosses with a seventh-place finish, he was
rewarded with a two-year deal in the winter, one that lasted a little
over six months.
The 49-year-old becomes the seventh managerial change at a Premiership club this season.
Stekelenberg (Ajax Cape Town), Muhsin Ertugral (Golden Arrows), Augusto
Palacios (Orlando Pirates), Roger de Sa (BidVest Wits) as well as
Chippa United pair Manqoba Mngqithi and Roger Sikhakane have all left