David Kannemeyer happy with Shaun Bartlett's return to Kaizer Chiefs

The former defender has commended the management for bringing back the former striker

Ex- Kaizer Chiefs defender David Kannemeyer has welcomed Shaun Bartlett's appointment as the club's assistant coach.

A former Glamour Boy himself, Bartlett, was roped in on Monday to assist Ernst Middendorp as the Soweto giants are looking for stability in their technical team.

“I think it's a good appointment because Shaun is a good coach. He is experienced, he knows the culture at Chiefs and it will be a good combination between him and the coach,” Kannemeyer told Goal.

“You will remember he played under Middendorp at Chiefs. I think they both work hard and Chiefs must be commended for bringing Shaun on board,” he added.

“I definitely believe the players will be motivated to have him in the team because he is big in the South African football space,” praised the former Chiefs left-back.

As Amakhosi sit seventh on the Premier Soccer League (PSL) table with 18 points from 14 games, Kannemeyer reckons it is not too late for the Soweto giants to make changes in their technical team as far as the league race is concerned.

“Look, I have not worked with coach Middendorp, but I have been following him. He is a good tactician and will bring about stability at Chiefs. He will hit the ground running because he is aware of his responsibility,” he continued.

“He (Middendorp) is a good coach who does his homework. He knows PSL football. For me, I think anything is possible in football. I don't think it's too early or too late for them to make such changes,” said the Cape Town-born legend.

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'I think winning four games in a row could make them title contenders again. Football is unpredictable and we will wait and see how they perform going forward,” responded the ex-Bafana Bafana international.

“I honestly think Bartlett and Middendorp will make changes in how Chiefs play as they hope to turn around their fortunes,” he concluded.

Meanwhile, both Middendorp and Bartlett will be on the bench when the Glamour Boys face SuperSport United at the Mbombela Stadium on Wednesday.

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