Phakaaathi Reporter
Football writer
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23 May 2016
10:30 am

Solinas set to leave Stars

Phakaaathi Reporter

Word coming out of the Free State Stars is that the club has decided against renewing the contract of coach Giovanni Solinas.

Giovanni Solinas, former coach of Free State Stars. Photo: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images

Solinas joined Stars in December after Ernst Middendorp left Ea Lla Koto to re-join Maritzburg United.

The Italian coach did reasonably well at Ea Lla Koto taking the team to the semi-finals of the Nedbank Cup where they lost 4-2 to Orlando Pirates, but he failed to finish in the top eight.

But it seems that his efforts were in vain as the club has decided not to renew his short term contract, according to a source close to Stars.

“The management told the players this morning (Monday) that the coach won’t be coming back next season. It looks like Bradley Carnell will take over from him, but that has not been confirmed yet,” said the source.