Absa Premiership

Former Chiefs coach linked with Free State Stars

2018-11-15 07:51
ernst middendorp
Ernst Middendorp (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Free State Stars are reportedly targeting former Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp to take over from Luc Eymael who resigned this week.

Eymael stepped down following an uncertain run of form and has since been linked with a move to Black Leopards as well as unnamed teams in Durban and Egypt.

According to sources at Ea Lla Koto, the club's management have spoken to Middendorp regarding the vacant role and a deal could be concluded before this weekend.

A source told Kickoff: "The club received a number of applications, both locally and overseas. The club has targeted Ernst Middendorp."

The German had a four-month stint at Stars in 2014 where he recorded four wins, three draws and one loss in the Premiership.

The former Chiefs, Golden Arrows, Bloemfontein Celtic, Chippa United and Maritzburg United mentor is currently the technical director at Bangkok City in Thailand.

The 60-year-old holds a UEFA Pro License which is the highest qualification available in Europe. In addition to his experience in the PSL, he has managed clubs across Africa and in Europe.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Friday, 31 January 2020
Maritzburg United v Cape Town City, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 01 February 2020
Highlands Park v Baroka FC, Makhulong Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Orlando Pirates, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v SuperSport United, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:30
Sunday, 02 February 2020
AmaZulu v Polokwane City, Kings Park Stadium 15:30
Black Leopards v Stellenbosch, Thohoyandou Stadium 15:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.