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Ertugral falls on his sword and resigns from Team of Choice

By CHIEF soccer writer: David Minchella FOLLOW: @David_Minchella

Maritzburg United coach Muhsin Ertugral has reportedly resigned from his position at the club following five defeats in a row during his tenure in charge.

Ertugral was appointed to take over from Fadlu Davids in December as the Team of Choice were struggling near the bottom of the Premiership table.

However, the Turk saw his team lose four Premiership matches in succession before bowing out of the Nedbank Cup this weekend at the hands of National First Division outfit Witbank Spurs.

According to Soccer Laduma, the former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates mentor has called time on his stint with United with immediate affect.

Maritzburg are now on the look out for a new man in charge as they desperately try to save their season in South Africa's top flight.

It's unclear what the future now holds for the Turk as he has now suffered consecutive unsuccessful spells at Pirates, Ajax Cape Town and now Maritzburg.

Vodacom Soccer will continue to monitor the situation to ascertain who might be appointed in Pietermaritzburg, while keeping a close eye on where the next port of call might be in Ertugral's career.