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OFFICIAL: Muhsin Ertugral replaces Fadlu Davids at Maritzburg United

11:30 EAT 28/12/2018
Muhsin Ertugral, Ajax Cape Town vs Kaizer Chiefs, 05.11.2013
Ertugral has returned to the KwaZulu Natal province to take over from Davids at the Team of Choice

Maritzburg United have announced Muhsin Ertugral as their new head coach.

The former Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs mentor replaces Fadlu Davids, who left the club last week. 

According to the club, Ertugral has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal to try and improve the team's position on the PSL log. 

The Team of Choice is currently rooted at the bottom of the log with just 11 points from 15 league games. 

Ertugral's appointment has been met with huge criticism among the club supporters, who still feel that Davids was the right man for the job.

Ertugral previous tenure in the PSL was one to forget as Ajax Cape Town got relegated to the National First Division under his watch. 

While it wasn't entirely his fault that the Mother City-based got demoted, the fact that he was the head coach at the time, means that this will always be on his CV. 

The 59-year-old mentor went down with Ajax at the start of the season, only to resign a few weeks ago following a series of poor results. 

He will be expected to hit the ground running and turn things around rather quickly at Maritzburg United. 

United have 15 league games to ensure that they move away from the relegation zone and maintain their PSL status.