Middendorp joins Maritzburg United

JOHANNESBURG - Former Bundesliga coach Ernst Middendorp was appointed head coach of South African premier league club Maritzburg United on Monday.

The 51-year-old German, who had three spells with Arminia Bielefeld in Germany's top flight, signed a deal with Maritzburg until the end of the South African season in March, the club said on its website.

Middendorp previously worked in South Africa with Kaizer Chiefs between 2005 and 2007. He has also coached in China, Cyprus and Ghana.