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