Chiefs sack Solinas, appoint Middendorp
- Kaizer Chiefs have parted ways with Italian coach Giovanni Solinas and welcomed back Ernst Middendorp on a two-and-a-half year contact.
"Kaizer Chiefs and coach Giovanni Solinas have mutually agreed to an amicable termination of his contract with immediate effect.
"We wish him well," the club announced on their Twitter account.
Middendorp first coached Kaizer Chiefs between 2005 and 2007. He has also had stints at Maritzburg United, Golden Arrows, Bloemfontein Celtic and Chippa United.
He is back in the country after his time at Bangkok United as Technical Director.
The Amakhosi also announced the departure of assistant coach and club legend Patrick Mabedi.
"Assistant coach Patrick Mabedi’s contract has also been terminated.
"We would like to express our gratitude to him for all the efforts during his time at Kaizer Chiefs and wish him well," concluded the statement. Chiefs have not yet announced who will take over the reins.