Delron Buckley and Ernst Middendorp coach of Maritzburg United during the DStv Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Maritzburg United on the 09 January 2020 at Loftus FNB Stadium , Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix.
MARITZBURG United have parted ways with Delron Buckley.
The former Bafana Bafana winger, who had been the club's assistant coach, saw his contract expire and was not renewed by the club.
Maahier Davids, who has returned to the club, will now be the assistant to coach Ernst Middendorp.
Buckley, who played for Maritzburg between 2012-14 seasons after he ended his 18-year stay in Germany, was appointed as the club assistant coach at the beginning of last season alongside Rowen Fernandez when Eric Tinkler was in charge.
However, his contract with the club has came to an end and was not renewed.
The Midlands club has since appointed Davids, the younger brother of Fadlu, to work with Middendorp this coming season.
“We didn’t extend the contract of Delron Buckley. He had a one-year contract and that’s all it was,” said Kadodia.
Maritzburg recently confirmed Davids’ return, they also revealed the signings of Alfred Ndengane, Zukile Kewuti, Lifa Hlongwane and Rowan Human.
Davids, who has a UEFA A coaching license, is coming home as he spent three years with Maritzburg between 2015 and 2018.
He was the assistant coach of Middendorp when the former Kaizer Chiefs coach helped the club survive the relegation zone in the 2015-16 season before Germany left in November 2016.
He then assisted his brother, Fadlu, when Maritzburg achieved their highest position in the PSL era, fourth, in the 2017-18 campaign.
In that season they also lost the Nedbank Cup final at the hands of Ea Lia Koto in Cape Town, the first final for Maritzburg in the PSL history also. However, they were sacked the following season.
This will be the fifth time Maahier works with Middendorp.
In three stints (two with Maritzburg and Ea Lia Koto), they also worked together at Ethiopian outfit St George, before the Germany return to the country last November when the Team of Choice chairman Farook Kadodia needed a salvation.