- Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung says Giovanni Solinas is aware that the club expects immediate results from him
- Solinas was appointed as Steve Komphela’s replacement
- Motaung dismissed suggestions that Solinas was not the right man for the job and said he had been appointed through a proven process
Giovani Solinas knows what he signed up for and is aware that he won’t have a honeymoon or settling in period at Kaizer Chiefs. This is according to the club’s colourful football manager Bobby ‘Bobsteak’ Motaung.
Motaung said Solinas knew before he joined the club that he would be expected to bring immediate results and that every game was a must-win game. He said Solinas knew what his job was and was very aware of the pressure he would face.
Solinas was appointed to replace Steve Komphela who quit the club at the end of April. His appointment came as a surprise to Kaizer Chiefs fans and pundits alike. Many fans have expressed their doubts about his ability and pointed to his lack of winning credentials as a point of concern.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Motaung dismissed these suggestions and said Solinas was appointed through a proven process which had served the club well in the past. Motaung added that many of the club’s past coaches came to the club with no reputation and ended up winning.
Motaung said the management team at Kaizer Chiefs had made Solinas aware of the magnitude of the challenge he would face and had also made him aware of the problems which the club experienced in the three years under Komphela.
Kaizer Chiefs fans will be hoping that Solinas will be the catalyst to spark a revival in fortunes. The Amakhosi faithful have endured three seasons without winning any silverware and another season without trophies is unlikely to go down well.
Kickoff.co.za reported that Motaung revealed that Solinas had already assimilated well into the structures of the club and had already bonded with the players. He said it was important for a coach to understand and get along with his players.
Motaung pointed out that Solinas was familiar with the PSL thanks to his time at Free State Stars and wouldn’t need time to adjust to the particular challenges of the South African league.
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