Motaung said Middendorp understands South African football and Chiefs.
“We were looking for a coach who is experienced and who has an understanding of the club’s footballing culture‚” Chiefs’ chairman told the club’s website.
“That’s certainly the case with Middendorp‚ who won trophies during his previous stint in charge of Kaizer Chiefs.
“Middendorp also understands South African football well‚ having a vast knowledge and experience of our local football. We are looking forward to working together.”
“We need stability and the coach will start working with the team on Saturday.”
Middendorp won the 2006 SAA Supa 8 (now MTN8) and Absa Cup (now Nedbank Cup) with Chiefs in his first stint.
He was fired after a string of poor results with the team in eighth place in March 2007‚ as Amakhosi went on to a worst PSL finish of ninth under three-month successor Kosta Papic in 2006-07.