JOHANNESBURG – German Ernst Middendorp has been named coach of South African club Kaizer Chiefs after Italian Giovanni Solinas quit, but many supporters are unhappy with the new appointment.
Fans of the struggling Soweto club took to social media and expressed anger at a choice they do not believe will revive the fortunes of the club without a trophy since 2015.
"Solinas was attempting to kill us... Middendorp will finish us off," read one tweet while another said: "Middendorp will not bring us solutions, only more misery."
"On behalf of Amakhosi (Chiefs) fans we reject Middendorp as an Xmas present. Kaizer Chiefs can do better," was the view of another disgruntled supporter.
Middendorp, 60, previously coached Chiefs between 2005 and 2007 without making a major impact. He was equally unsuccessful with four other South African clubs.