Stewart Hall resigns after failing to deliver


The 60 year-old British wizard, John Stewart Hall stepped down from the Saint George hot seat following the humiliating stalemate against lowly side Debub Police. Assistant Zerihun Shengeta took over as a stop-gap Coach for the remaining six fixtures.
It took many by surprise when Saint George decided to replace Vas Pinto just days before the new season’s start. Despite building up a ball possession oriented younger side, finishing runner-up of the season in goal differences was the cardinal sin that cost him his job just days before the new season kick-off.
When the former Birmingham FC Youth Academy director and Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup champion with the Tanzanian side Azam, reached Addis, Saint George supporters were confident of winning the title after a single season. But despite signing number of foreign players, not a single one of them performed better than home grown boys, Stewart failed in all aspects including the much expected championship title.
Ten wins nine draws and five defeats in twenty-four matches, Stewart turned out the worst ever foreign Coach in the club’s history and Saint George for the first time since the new format was introduced in 1997 will miss the Premier League title for back to back seasons. Neither playing entertaining football nor wining the coveted trophy, Stewart could do nothing better than submit his resignation on Tuesday. “I tried everything to help build a better side, but things went seriously wrong. Therefore for the benefit of the club as well helping the side progress forward, I have submitted my resignation,” Stewart stated after the frustrating goal less draw with visiting Debub Police.