Muhsin Etrugral has left Ajax Cape Town after poor results in the NFD. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

Muhsin Ertugral has resigned as head coach of Ajax Cape Town.

The Turkish coach has, for a while now, been frustrated by Ajax’s lack of fight in the National First Division (NFD).

And after they lost 2-1 to Witbank Spurs on Saturday, it appears that was the final straw for Ertugral, who handed in his resignation.

He was asked by the Cape club to reconsider, but on Sunday afternoon, the decision was final.

Ajax confirmed Ertugral had left – and they would be making an announcement on a new coach in due course.

The Cape side have registered just four wins from their 11 games, and are currently in eighth position on the NFD standings.

“Muhsin stepped into a very difficult situation in December 2017, taking over the reins from Stanley Menzo,” said Ajax chief executive Ari Efstathiou.

“Due to the unfortunate court drama after the end of the 2017-18 PSL season, Ajax were relegated. But Muhsin’s dedication and love for the club remained up until his last game in charge, but unfortunately, results were not forthcoming.

“He offered to resign this morning (Sunday), and his resignation has been accepted by the board. We wish him well in all his future endeavours, and thank him for his efforts over the past 11 months.

“His commitment to the club is unquestionable, especially when he offered to stay on at the club and help the team in the quest to be promoted back to the PSL.”


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