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PSL Teams That Handed Opposing Coaches The Sack

When a coach is sacked, it usually comes after a long line of poor results, but which clubs were the final straw for the 12 coaches who’ve been sacked this season?

Today I look at which results and clubs sent these coaches packing…

Ernst Middendorp (Bloem Celtic & Chippa United)
The German finds himself in a rare situation as he is reportedly just days away from becoming the first coach this season to be sacked twice. Moroka Swallows brought his time at Celtic to an end, before Chippa United suspended him following the 3-0 defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns

Cavin Johnson (SuperSport United)
Johnson was on the bench for SuperSport United for just six games this season. The 2-0 defeat to Kaizer Chiefswas the final straw for Matsatsantsa’s management.

Boebie Solomons (Polokwane City)
Solomons was the second coach to be sacked in the PSL following his team’s 3-0 defeat to Orlando Pirates.

Kosta Papic (Chippa United)
While this may not have been a sacking per se, Papic resigned as the head coach of Chippa United following the appointment of Mich D’Avray as the club’s technical director. The final straw came after the 1-1 draw to Ajax Cape Town.

Craig Rosslee (AmaZulu)
Rosslee was asked to step down as the head coach of AmaZulu when his team failed to win a single game between August and October. The last fixture he oversaw was the Telkom Knockout defeat to Bloem Celtic.

Zeca Marques (Moroka Swallows)
After months of struggling with Swallows, both manager and club finally called it quits when the Dube Birds fell to a 3-2 defeat to Mpumalanga Black Aces.  

Tom Saintfiet (Free State Stars)
Polokwane Citywere the ones to condemn Saintfiet’s fate after Ea Lla Koto fell to a dramatic 5-2 defeat to the Rise & Shine. 

Vladimir Vermezovic (Orlando Pirates)
The Serbian coach had been skating on thin ice for quite some time and he opted to call it quits with the club following the 2-1 home defeat to Maritzburg United.

Roger Sikhakhane (Chippa United) 
The coach was only in charge of the club for five days before he was handed the sack. Ironically, Sikhakhane never actually oversaw an official game before being given the boot.

Clive Barker (Mpumalanga Black Aces)
Aces didn’t officially sack the Big Dog but rather his termination of his contract was on mutual agreement. His departure as head coach came after a 2-1 defeat to Ajax Cape Town.

Fani Madida (Moroka Swallows)
Ironically, Black Aceswere again the team to sentence a Swallows coach’s fate as their 2-1 triumph over the Dube Birds saw Fani Madida leave the club. The club announced that it was an ‘amicable parting of ways’.

Allan Freese (Platinum Stars)
With the club failing to mirror the success they had under Allan Freese the season prior, the coach was shown the door after a 3-1 loss to Mamelodi Sundowns

Funny to see how Aces got rid of both Swallows coaches, while Ajax and Sundowns have also been the teams to kick out two coaches this season too.

Who will be the next coach to walk?

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