New Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp promises to deliver

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Ernst Middendorp, Kaizer Chiefs, December 2018
The former Team of Choice mentor has vowed to help Amakhosi reach their maximum potential as he begins his tenure against Matsatsantsa

New Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp says he will do his best to ensure the team is fully prepared as they get ready to face SuperSport United on Wednesday night.

The German mentor is set to lead the Premier Soccer League (PSL) giants for the first time since replacing Giovanni Solinas, who was sacked last Friday.

“I think that the supporters should be selfish, (they) want results, you go to wherever here in Johannesburg, I experienced it in the last two, three days, it is understandable but you want results,” Middendorp told the media on Monday.

Although the former Free State Stars boss left Chiefs in 2007 following a lacklustre showing in the PSL where he was seen as a draw specialist, he has promised to ensure his charges perform to their maximum potential as they look to register a win in their final PSL match of 2018.

“If the results are there and coming, I can definitely promise from my side to really make it happen, to prepare the team that they are able to perform and perform to their maximum,” he added.

Moreover, the club's football manager Bobby Motaung, echoed Middendorp's sentiments that their supporters play a pivotal role in the club's day-to-day operations.

“Also as a club, we do respect the supporters that’s why these changes are being done sometimes, they are made because to satisfy the supporters,” Motaung said.

“It is the team that they love and as the coach says, it is about results,” he continued.

“You see, now the challenge of changing a coach again, it is because of them the supporters as well. They are part of the puzzle. Like the coach says, the supporters have the right to be selfish,” concluded the football manager.

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In addition, the Soweto giants have also parted ways with Solinas' assistant coach Patrick Mabedi and Middendorp is expected to work with MultiChoice Diski Challenge coach Arthur Zwane.