New Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp says he is stepping into his role a lot wiser than when he got the job in his initial stint in 2005. The fiery German clashed with players‚ media and the fans during his incident-riddled first spell and the stormy relationship eventually came to an end when he was sacked in March 2007. His return to Naturena after Italian Giovanni Solinas was shown the door on Friday sent shock waves across the country‚ with many Chiefs fans taking to social media and radio stations to complain. Middendorp conceded on Monday that he was very naive about SA football when he first arrived in June 2005 but has become a lot more accustomed to the culture of the local game after coaching at Maritzburg United‚ Lamontville Golden Arrows‚ Chippa United and Bloemfontein Celtic. "Coming into the country like it happened in 2005/2006 and not really knowing the environment and not really knowing the players‚ and taking over a team of this size and this brand‚ of course y...

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