Solinas was surprisingly announced as Steve Komphela's replacement on social media, with chairman Kaizer Motaung doing the live introduction.
Very few words were shared by Motaung, apart from welcoming the new coach to the club after much anticipation from the supporters, with the Italian merely reciting the club's famous slogan, "Amakhosi for Life", before the coverage ended.
KickOff.com has since been informed that the former Free State Stars tactician has penned a two-year deal with an option of a further year.
However, Solinas will be under pressure to hit the ground running and try to win the Amakhosi faithful over by delivering a trophy in his first season at the helm, given the club's historic three-year barren run under Komphela.
Chiefs will be making their first public appearance since May 12 when they participate in the Bokone Bophirima Maize Cup on Saturday, but it is unlikely that the new coach will be taking charge.
Assistant coach Patrick Mabedi is set to continue his caretaker role in the interim, having led the team through the first three weeks of their pre-season preparations.