Jabu Mahlangu's advice to Ernst Middendorp

Kaizer Chiefs legend Jabu Mahlangu says Amakhosi coach Ernst Middendorp needs to compromise on his methodology to bring success to Naturena.

Middendorp took over from Giovanni Solinas last season and guided Chiefs to a ninth-placed finish, and they were losing finalists in the Nedbank Cup against TS Galaxy.

As such, Mahlangu takes the view that the German needs to be more flexible in his approach despite the fact the Glamour Boys have started with two wins in a row in 2019/20.

He said: "I still don't believe in Ernst Middendorp, that he's the right person to coach that team, but it's fine - I'm not Kaizer Motaung.

"Personally though, with his style of play and philosophy, and the kind of players that he has now, I think he needs to compromise at some point.

"When you're a coach, you've got your philosophy, approach and your style of how you want a team to play, but it's also crucial to check the players at your disposal - do they fit to what you want?

"If you have to compromise so that you can make the guys click, then do it. But you can't be drilling the same thing when the material you have doesn't allow that.

"Sometimes you must compromise as a coach - you know this is how you want to play but the material that you have doesn't allow this, so you need to change one or two things so that the machine can move."