Pressure piling on Ertugral as showdown talks scheduled

Pressure piling on Ertugral as showdown talks scheduled

Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia has confirmed that he will meet with coach Muhsin Ertugral to understand the club's plan to escape relegation.

United have lost four games in a row since Ertugral was appointed on 28 December which includes last Saturday's 2-0 defeat to fellow strugglers Chippa United.

The Turk took over from Fadlu Davids who also was not able to change the fortunes of the Team of Choice.

Currently, United are rock-bottom of the Premiership and are four points away from safety.

Speaking to Soccer Laduma, he said: "I am meeting him today and I think after that we will know exactly what his turn around strategy is.

"Any club owner will want a change from where we were when a new coach arrives. The results haven't been coming and we have to do an introspect today.

"This is a meeting I usually have with the coaches after the weekend's games. I am going to fully support him as he is the coach at the moment."

United are next in action in a Nedbank Cup clash against Witbank Spurs on 27 January at the Johann van Riebeeck Stadium in Witbank.

It appears possible a poor result against the second tier strugglers could spell the end of Ertugral's reign in charge.