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Calvin Marlin leaves Cape Town City for Ajax Cape Town

19:30 GMT 27/12/2017
Calvin Marlin leaves Cape Town City for Ajax Cape Town
Marlin has sealed his return to Ikamva by replacing Boebie Solomons as the club's assistant coach

Ajax Cape Town have announced Calvin Marlin as Muhsin Ertugral's assistant.  

Marlin returns to the Mother City-based outfit after spending a few years away from the club.

He worked with Ertugral at the now defunct Mpumalanga Black Aces, before moving to Cape Town City one-and-a-half-year ago.

According to the 41-year-old former goalkeeper, Ertugral contacted him immediately after signing on the dotted line with Ajax, offering him the chance to join his backroom staff. 

Marlin said he didn't think twice about reuniting with his old colleague at Ajax.

His appointment comes hours after the club announced the departure of Boebie Solomons, who held the position of assistant coach for six months before the sacking of Stanley Menzo.

“Once Muhsin got the job he got in touch with me straight away and I was immediately intrigued,” Marlin told the Ajax website.

“I thought about it for a couple of minutes and decided it’s an opportunity I can’t pass up on. This is a great opportunity for me to grow as an individual and I am confident we can get the team back to it’s best and playing with pride and passion," he said. 

“This is a big jump for me, but having worked with Muhsin at Aces I know what is expected from me. I want to learn and grow as a coach and this is the perfect platform," explained the former Mamelodi Sundowns shot-stopper. 

“Muhsin wants the best 24/7, there is no quarter given and he has shown in the past that he can inspire a quick turnaround in fortunes. We have to get going straight away, starting with a good performance against Maritzburg United next week," added Marlin.