Struggling Cape Town side Santos have been hit with the news that their coach, Roald Poulsen, has left the club.
Kickoff.com reported that the Dane, who has only been in charge at the club for three games, broke the news to the players at yesterday's training session.
Poulsen is claiming that he quit the club after not having been offered a written contract, although club boss Goolam Allie says that the club was still in the process of drawing up the coach's contract.
The former UPE-FCK Soccer School of excellence coach was first brought into the People's Team as a technical advisor and subsequently became the care-taker coach after the departure of Boebie Solomons.
Former Santos player and assistant coach, David Notoane, who has already assumed the care-taker coaching duties of the team this season, will once again resume this responsibility.
Notoane will have his hands full in trying to restore morale to the Cape Team, as well as trying to get their season back on track after some dismal results in recent weeks, including a 3-1 loss to Dynamos and a 4-1 defeat to Cosmos.
The team faces a resurgent Manning Rangers in Durban tomorrow night.