Soli­nas quits as coach of bat­tling Chiefs

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - Sport -

Ital­ian coach Gio­vanni Soli­nas quit soc­cer club Kaizer Chiefs on Fri­day, half­way through his first sea­son in charge af­ter fail­ing to trans­form the strug­gling Jo­han­nes­burg side.

He has been re­placed by Ger­man Ernst Mid­den­dorp, who has coached the team pre­vi­ously.

Chiefs have gone three-and-a-half sea­sons with­out adding to their sil­ver­ware.

A Chiefs state­ment said there had been an “am­i­ca­ble ter­mi­na­tion of the con­tract with im­me­di­ate ef­fect”, which is an eu­phemism for leave or be fired.

Chiefs reached the sec­ond qual­i­fy­ing round of the CAF Con­fed­er­a­tion Cup this week, but only af­ter the em­bar­rass­ment of los­ing to a club from African min­nows Zanz­ibar.

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