Kaizer Chiefs name Giovanni Solinas as new coach

Giovanni Solinas has been named as the new head coach of Soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs.

The former Free State Stars coach has joined Chiefs on a two-year deal with a one-year option.

“We always look at what a coach can do and we believe that, with Solinas, we have brought in a person with the right mechanism and energy to do well,” Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung said in a club statement.

“We also looked at recruiting a coach who understands our league, and somebody who can help us do well on the African continent, as we will be participating in the Confederations Cup.

“It’s important to understand that the game of football has become very scientific, which means that the strength of the coach is in the technical team around him.

“Even though he will, of course, always be the one in charge, we feel that Solinas is the right guy to guide this process.”