Bobsteak defends Solinas reputation

Chiefs surprised many with their unveiling of Solinas via their social media 11 days ago, and the appointment was met with plenty of scepticism by the club's supporters.

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The Italian coach was quickly questioned as to whether he was the right man to end the club's three-year trophy drought, with his previous jobs at the likes of Free State Stars and Algerian side ES Setif producing no silverware with him at the helm.

However, Motaung was quick to remind fans of the many unproven appointments the club have made in the past following "thorough" processes, and they prevailed.

"I just want to remind people that every coach we brought to Chiefs had won nothing; they all won everything after being with Chiefs," 'Bobsteak' defended.

"I don't to mention names, but there are names that I can mention - a couple of them. All of them that won cups, they won them because they were at Chiefs.

"All of them came ... I don't know if people knew the former coach – may his soul rest in peace – Jeff Butler, nobody knew him [before his appointment]; the late Ted Dumitru, nobody knew him.

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"And when they came here they started winning things. Even Muhsin Ertugral, I can mention a few. Our national team coach, we had the same problem when we appointed Stuart Baxter.

"The process we undertake of appointing people is thorough, and football is a funny business. You come in sometimes and achieve, sometimes you have no luck or don't click with your players.

"It depends on the journey itself. I think let's give the man a chance, let's give him support and I think, personally, he's a great candidate for us and I think he'll show people some flames."

Solinas is currently awaiting his work permit before taking up his place on the bench, where assistant coach Patrick Mabedi has recently been standing in.

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