Ernst Middendorp has resigned as head coach of Ethiopian giants Saint George SC just one month into his three-year contract.
The German coach was unveiled at the East African side in mid-October as he moved on from his sacking with Kaizer Chiefs swiftly and targeted lofty ambitions of winning the league title.
However, with the current political unrest and concerns over his family, the 62-year-old has tendered his resignation with immediate effect which was reluctantly accepted by the club's hierarchy.
Middendorp is said to have offered two months of his wages as a settlement to mutually terminate his three-year deal with the 29-time league champions, lending further credence to KickOff.com's report that he is set to return to South Africa with Maritzburg United.
Former Orlando Pirates coach Maahier Davids, whom Middendorp roped in as his assistant, has been named interim head coach after his shock exit was confirmed on Tuesday evening.
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