Middendorp targets first league title

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Former Kaizer Chiefs boss Ernst Middendorp has set his sights on winning the Ethiopian Premier League after being unveiled at Saint George SC on Friday.

Middendorp and Chiefs parted ways at the end of the 2019/20 season after losing the title to Mamelodi Sundowns on a dramatic Absa Premiership finale.

However, the German tactician was not short of suitors after his stint with Amakhosi and signed a three-year deal with the 29-time league winners.

Speaking to the media in his first official press conference, Middendorp revealed his ambitions with the club that are aiming to re-establish themselves as the dominant force in the division.

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"I'm very happy to coach a club like Saint George. It didn't take too much of my time to research and understand the nature and ambition of the club," the 62-year-old said.

"Of course it’s not my job to talk about the targets. I think it's given if you coach a club like Assante Kotoko in Ghana, Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa or Saint George in Ethiopia, that it's all about being a champion at the end of the season."

The Ethiopian top-flight will be televised on SuperSport this year after they secured a lucrative three-year TV-rights deal with the league earlier this month.

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