Ertugral parted ways with the Team of Choice on Monday morning, after they were knocked out of the Nedbank Cup by National First Division side Witbank Spurs. Ertugral lost all the five matches he was in charge of, so both parties felt it was best to separate.
Now Maritzburg have acted swiftly to bring in former Orlando Pirates and Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler, who was at Chippa United for a few months during the first half of the season.
As was the case at Chippa, Tinkler will know that there is no time to settle at Maritzburg. They are bottom of the table on 11 points, with just one win in 18 matches. He has to turn things around immediately and getting the players to play for him will be high on his list of priorities.
Maritzburg are set to announce Tinker as their coach on Tuesday.