His­tor­i­cally Chiefs aren’t trig­ger-happy…

Soccer Laduma - - Siyag Bhoza -

Over the past decade or so, Chiefs have be­come known for the fact that they are pre­pared to af­ford time to whomever they brought in as their head coach. Most re­cently, Steve Kom­phela al­most saw out his full three-year deal at the club. He ul­ti­mately re­signed af­ter un­savoury scenes in Dur­ban that led to Amakhosi ul­ti­mately be­ing pun­ished by the league.

Kom­phela didn’t win a sin­gle tro­phy dur­ing his time at Na­turena, but lasted al­most as long as his pre­de­ces­sor, Stu­art Bax­ter, who won two Absa Premier­ship ti­tles and two cup tro­phies dur­ing his three-year spell. The English­man joined in July 2012, and left of his own vo­li­tion three years later to take on a job in Turkey.

Prior to Kom­phela and Bax­ter, Chiefs had Vladimir Ver­me­zovic in charge for just un­der three years – May 2009 to April 2012 – and though he did get his hands on a cou­ple of cup ti­tles dur­ing his time, they never man­aged to fin­ish in the top two in the Absa Premier­ship be­fore he ex­ited the club.

Soli­nas has been in charge at Chiefs for just over four months at this point, and if they were to make the de­ci­sion to part ways with him come the turn of the year, he would be­come their short­est-serv­ing head coach since Kosta Papic’s 89-day spell back in 2007.

The likes of the late Ted Du­mitru, Ernst Mid­den­dorp and Er­tu­gral all lasted about two years be­fore part­ing ways at Chiefs and Soli­nas will now be hop­ing that the club shows the same kind of pa­tience with him this sea­son.

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