Over the years Kaizer Chiefs' Coaching post is the hottest seat in the South African sport fraternity. The club has many fans as compared to other sporting properties outside the football village such as the Proteas and Springboks.
Kaizer Chiefs, though lost its glory days for a couple of seasons, is best known for conquering any team put on their disposal.
The Glamour Boys have won twelve leagues and lifted over fifty club trophies, thanks to the following coaches:
1. Ted Dumitru
He was born on 2 September 1939 in Bucharest, Romania. Ted was hired as coach of Kaizer Chiefs on July 1 1985 until June 30 189.
2. Phillipe Trousier
He was born on 21 March 1955 in Paris, France. Phillipe became Chiefs' Coach on July 1,1993 until June 30,1994 after a year with Amakhosi.
3. Pavle Dolezar
The Serbian coach was born on 1 May 1946, Backa Palanka, Serbia and was reported to have made credible contribution to Amakhosi. He was appointed as Chiefs' Coach on 1 July 1995 up until 30 June 1999.
4. Muhsin Ertugral
He's also another credible Chiefs coach, born on 15 September 1959 in Instabul, Turkey. He joined Kaizer Chiefs on July 14,1999 to June 30, 2003.
Muhsin returned to the team in July 2007, and finally left on May 8, 2009.
5. Ernst Middendorp
Ernst was born on 28 October 1958 in Freren, Germany. He took the PSL by storm due to his outstanding performance. Ernst joined Chiefs on July 1,2005 and left on March 5 2007. He returned to Amakhosi on December 7, 2018 to September 9, 2020.
6. Kosta Papic
Kosta was born on 17 June, 1960, in Novi Sad, Serbia. After Middendorp's first departure in 2007, Kosta took over the coaching job and survived only for 89 days (March 7, 2007 - June 4, 2007).
7. Vladimir Veemezovic
He's another Serbian by nationality who made a great impact in Kaizer Chiefs football club. He was born on 30 June 1963 in Belgrade, Serbia. He joined the club on May 18, 2009 and left on April 12, 2012.
8. Ace Khuse
The first South African coach on the list. He was birthed on 8 September 1968 in Joburg, South Africa. Ace only managed the team from 12 April 2012 to 30 June 2012.
9. Stuart Baxter
Born on 16 August 1963, Wolverhampton, UK, Stuart took the coaching job on 1 July 2012 and left on 2 June 2015. He returned to the club in June 2021 and was sacked before the end of this current season due to unsatisfactory results.
10. Steve Komphela
He's the second South African-born mentor to coach Chiefs on the list. Steve was born on 1 July 1967 in Kroonstad, Free State, South Africa. He managed Kaizer Chiefs from 3 July 2015 until 22 April 2018.
11. Patrick Mabedi
From 23 April 2018, Patrick took over the coaching job from Steve Komphela and left on June 30 2018. He was born on 5 November 1973 in Blantyre, Malawi.
12. Giovanni Solinas
After Mabedi Solinas took over as new coach.
He wS born on 11 April 1968 in Sasarri, ltaly. He coached Chiefs from 13 July 2018 to 7 December 2018.
13. Gavin Hunt
Gavin is the third local coach to manage Kaizer Chiefs. He was born on 7 July 1964 in Cape Town South Africa. Hunt became coach of Amakhosi on 17 September 2020, until 28 May 2021, where he was released of his duties due to a string of poor results.
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