On Friday evening Kaizer Chiefs unexpectedly announced the appointment of Ernst Middendorp as their new head coach.
The news was revealed shortly after the revelation that Amakhosi fired Italian coach Giovanni Solinas.
Middendorp's contract will be for a two and a half year period. Even though many fans are not satisfied with the news on social media, the club has pointed out that the German had won the 2006 Absa Cup and the 2006 SAA Supa 8 during his first spell with Chiefs.
Here's how Twitter reacted to the news of Solinas exit and the arrival of Middendorp.
Time to block Kaizer Chiefs.— Bra Les ✨ (@LitSego) December 7, 2018
"Giovanni Solinas"— Man's Not Barry Roux (@AdvBarryRoux) December 7, 2018
7 th on the log
7 letters on first name
7 latter on the surname
7th of December fired as Kaizer Chiefs Coach Kaizer Chiefs. #KaizerChiefs
I've officially taken a break from supporting Kaizer Chiefs till further notice.— [L]e[S]e[D]i (@_Hybreed_) December 7, 2018
Kaizer Chiefs: we have terminated Solinas contract with immediate effect...— IamMcLegend 🇿🇦♍ (@teejaymclegend) December 7, 2018
Kaizer Chiefs: we hereby appoint Ernst Middendorp as head coach for two years
Can Bobby appear before the Zondo Commission, assomblief! Is Kaizer Chiefs broke? "Ernst Middendorp" pic.twitter.com/rny2UbJyC4— Deelee Mogale (@Deeleenquent) December 7, 2018
If Orlando Pirates win that TKO trophy tomorrow, Kaizer Chiefs fans will be having one of the worst weekends ever, shame.— SHAI (@Shaistah_K) December 7, 2018
Giovanni Solinas is gone! Now Kaizer Chiefs better respect us. Even Desiree Ellis is capable! pic.twitter.com/HQVMZM144k— AfricanMosadi 🇿🇦 (@RheeMilly) December 7, 2018
It was against an Ernst Middendorp coached Kaizer Chiefs that a Gordon Igusund coached Sundowns made 44 passes. How can we forget lomnqundu?— Celebrity DMer ✌🏾 (@Mkhu28) December 7, 2018
Ernst Middendorp....Kaizer Chiefs fans are having a nightmare of a season and am loving every minute of it pic.twitter.com/NlW5OtfgSX— MLANGENI (@great_dlamini) December 7, 2018