Stewart Jhon Hall, who succeeded the Portuguese Vaz Pinto last November, decided to step down from the helm after only 6 months following a poor run of form that leads the team slip from the title race.
The English man who once worked as Birmingham City F.C academy director had also spelled in North America and the Far East also, Hall has been working in Africa since 2010, he has been coaching national teams and premier sides in Zanzibar and Tanzania.
His appointment as Head Coach of the 14 times Ethiopian Premier League champions came as a surprise to many as his predecessor Vaz Pinto was in charge of the team in their pre-season preparation for the 2018/19 season, following a loss in Ethiopian Cup final in the hands of Mekelakeya on penalty shootout. the board rushed to sack Pinto just days before the new season kicks off.
As things stand St George are currently 4th in the league with 39 points, 9 points adrift from leaders Mekelle 70 Enderta, with 6 games remaining. Following that frustrating stalemate against 14th placed Debub Police on Sunday at home, St George’s dream of returning to the title seems impossible.
In his post-match interview after the Debub Police match Hall has made it clear that he has spent a very difficult period following the injury of the two prolific strikers Getaneh Kebede and Saladin Seid, he has tried everything to bring the most out of his players but things have gone as planned so he was tempting of quitting his job for the betterment of the team, so his resignation came as no surprise.
If St George were to lose the title this season this will be the very first time that they lose the crown back to back.
Zerhiun Shengeta who has been working with the team as an assistant coach will act as a caretaker coach for the upcoming 6 games.