Kaizer Chiefs expecting immediate returns from Giovanni Solinas
Posted: 26 July 2018 Time: 18:00
Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung has stressed that new coach Giovanni Solinas knows what is expected of him upon his appointment.
Chiefs fans have been starved of celebration for over three years, with the club having last won silverware when they hoisted the Absa Premiership trophy in the air in May 2015.
The club endured a barren run under coach Steve Komphela, who has since departed, coming close in the 2015 MTN8 and Telkom Knockout cups as they fell short in the finals of both competitions.
The Glamour Boys have since acquired the services of former Free State Stars coach Solinas, who will be expected to hit the ground running and end the players' and supporters' thirst for success.
Motaung, when asked what the management's expectations this season are, has conceded that the Italian tactician took the job fully aware of what needs to be achieved at the club.
"Every game is a win at Chiefs. The coach knows his job, he also wants to achieve and he knows the challenge that we've had for the past three seasons," said Motaung.
"So, there is pressure. Whether the coach hits the ground running, once you're at Chiefs and you're part of that space, it's pressure every day to satisfy the fans and he knows it.
"He took the job knowing that this is a challenge that he wants to face, so I think it's going to be interesting. This season is going to be interesting."
'Bobsteak' further stressed that the club have full belief that Solinas can deliver as expected, as he fits their criteria in terms of the ideal candidate for the hotseat.
"He must click with the players, they must have an understanding with him, and he's the right candidate for the job," he asserted.
"He's got that personality, he'll hit the ground running, and one thing that we've mentioned is also the fact that he has experience of the PSL – which is what we said is the type of coach we're looking for – and African experience.
"He knows our players and there's nothing new about him coming here, so that's why we took someone that we knew would understand and hit the ground running."