Ernst Middendorp has dumped DStv Premiership, Swallows FC, for German Third Division club SV Meppen.
Middendorp joined Swallows in December last year and his last match was a 4-1 defeat to Orlando Pirates on Friday.
The German side confirmed that the 64-year-old coach has joined the team.
SVM sports director Heiner Beckmann said: “We are convinced that Ernst Middendorp can help us in the current situation with his enormous experience. I was in regular contact with him and I know how passionate he was involved with German football.”
The Freren-born coach has previously coached Bundesliga side Arminia Bielefeld, Rot-Weiss Essen, KFC Uerdingen, FC Augsburg and VfL Bochum.
He is expected to arrive in Germany on Wednesday,
By Zola Doda