- Kaizer Motaung has taken the decision to sack the team's assistant coach Shaun Bartlett
- The decision comes immediately after Motaung let go of the team's coach, Ernst Middendorp
- Kaizer Chiefs recently lost the ABSA Premiership Championship to Sundowns
Kaizer Chiefs have just announced their decision to let go of the team's assistant coach, Shaun Bartlett, with immediate effect. This comes swiftly after they let go of the team's coach, Ernst Middendorp on Wednesday this week.
"Kaizer Chiefs Chairman Kaizer Motaung, the Board of Directors and the club’s management would like to further announce that they have agreed to early termination of assistant coach Shaun Bartlett’s contract," they announced on the team's official Twitter account.
According to Kaizer Motaung, the team's cairman, the decision to let the pair go would be the best one for the team.
“We truly believed and hoped that our 50th anniversary year would be better, and it indeed looked promising. The decision taken is part of a strategy to have the team win trophies again and to make our supporters happy because they deserve better,” he said in an official statement.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported, Ernst Middendorp has been shown the door by Kaizer Chiefs Club Chair Kaizer Motaung and his fellow management team. Their decision to let him go comes only days after the team was defeated by Sundowns in the ABSA Premiership Championship match.
“We deliberated and considered many aspects related to the team, including our way of playing, our performances and the results, before coming to the decision," said Motaung in an official statement.
Middendorp joined the team in 2018 and has led them to the ninth position in the premiership. A few months later, he also got the team to the Nedbank Cup, which subsequently ended in an embarrassing 1-0 defeat by TS Galaxy.
Soccer fans took to Twitter to share their views and opinions on this latest development.
"Guys Ernst Middendorp couldn't play Barcelona football with the quality of players he had. Katsande can't even pass properly. He had to adapt his play to the strength of the players. Yes he played bad football, but his bad football almost got KC the league. Unfair dismissal."
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