Ex-PSL coach up for award


Middendorp, who left Maritzburg last season, is vying with ex-Lebanon coach Theo Bucker and former Mozambique coach Gert Engels for the prize.

The accolade is aimed at German managers that promote a positive image of the country abroad.

Past recipients include Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr in 2016 and former USA tactician Jurgen Klinsmann the year before.

The 59-year-old Middendorp is currently technical director of Bangkok United in Thailand.