Chippa United have affirmed the arrangement of Ernst Middendorp as head mentor with prompt impact.The 56-year-old German born coach has consented to a six-month contract with the Chili Boys, an announcement from the club said, with an alternative to recharge toward the end of the 2014/15 Absa Premiership season. Middendorp gets an abundance of experience in the wake of having honed Bloemfontein Celtic, Lamontville Golden Arrows, Maritzburg United and Kaizer Chiefs.He began his managerial occupation on Monday, January 5, where he will be acquainted with the players.
Chippa Mpengesi who is a chairman of Chippa United has announced the appointment of Ernst with immediate effect.The chairman is certain that this decision will help the team enhance their perfomance and position in the Absa Premiership.He admits that the team should have done better before the Cristmas break but only managed to get 2 points out of 15.Chairman also added that the need for improvement is essential to them as the also have a task to impress the fans who comes in numbers to support.The team is hoping that Ernst Middendorp will bring new thoughts that will motivate players and help them improve their work-rate to guarantee Chippa United a good position.
Chippa United chairman has always been criticized of hiring coaches and quickly letting them go,this issue of chopping and changing was really eminent in the club when they first came to the the Barclays Premier League two seasons ago when the chairman fired more than three coaches in one season.This saw the club get relegated by the end of that season, Chippa United is now back to the premiership and have played reasonably well so far in the league and are in a comfortable position at the moment. The club only spent one season in the First Division and came back to the Premier league afterwards.
The Chippa chairman has cited that they are going to fight for the top league status that they hold at the moment,the club does have the capabilities of staying in the league and even qualifying for the top 8 competition,regular players like Thamsanqa Sangweni will be vital for the side’s remaining games this season.The club also managed to purchase a couple of good players who have kept the team in a reasonable log standings in the league so far.
A quick look at Ernst Middendorp career profile
Ersnst Moddendorp has spent more than two decades coaching around the world especially in Europe,Asia and Africa having obtained his coaching license from the German Football Association. Likewise, Middendorp has experience breaking down FIFA world container competitions in 2006 and 2010, and in addition the EURO competition in 2012.
Middendorp began his expert training vocation in August 1994 assuming control as the Head Coach of DSC Arminia Bielefeld in the third Bundesliga. Amid his residency, the Club was elevated to the Bundesliga in 1996. In 2005, when Arminia Bielefeld was praising its 100th commemoration, Middendorp was chosen their “Mentor of the Year”.
Middendorp trained the South African Castle Premiership group Kaizer Chiefs from the earliest starting point of the 2005-06 season up to March 5, 2007. Toward the begin of the 2006-07 season, Middendorp guided his group to the SAA Supa 8trophy. The Kaizer Chiefs crushed Supersport United in the last.On March 14, 2007, he began his third spell as a mentor at Arminia Bielefeld, however was let go by club administration on December 10, 2007.
From that point he went to mentor the Chinese club, Changchun Yatai, yet left the club in December 2008 and came back to Germany where he marked an agreement with Rot Weiss Essen On 6 April 2009 He cleared out the group after only 29 days. Later that year, he joined the Cypriot Club, Anorthosis Famagusta yet was let go on the 25 of July taking after their disposal in the second round of the UEFA Europa League On 16 November 2009 he supplanted Gordon Igesund as head mentor of Maritzburg United, his second guiding occupation in South Africa.
On 18 January 2012 Middendorp came back to Maritzburg United after a short stretch with South African club, the Golden Arrows. He surrendered as head mentor of Maritzburg United on 10 October 2013, preceding joining Bloemfontein Celtic as head coach on 11 October 2013.Ernst is now at Chippa United where he will be hoping to turn things around for the Cape town based side.Ernst Middendorp has practically coached many teams in South Africa and has boosted his curriculum vitae in the Absa Premiership League teams.