Hunt almost secures Kaizer Chiefs job


It is obvious that former Bidvest coach – Gavin Hunt is in the best position to replace Ernst Middendorp as Chiefs head coach

Chiefs sacked Middendorp after the club missed a great chance to clinch the Absa Premiership title on the last day of the season.

A source from Chiefs said Chiefs management has agreed to bring in Gavin Hunt as the man to replace Ernst Middendorp.

There was a debate on whether or not to recall former coach Stuart Baxter, but in the end they agreed that Gavin is the man,” said the source.

What works in Gavin’s favour is the fact that he believes in youngsters and the chairman [Kaizer Motaung] said a long time ago that his vision is to shift away from buying expensive players from other clubs, only for them to fail at Chiefs. He wants the development academy to feed the senior team, hence he appointed Steve Komphela because he has an eye for young talent, but that project did not work out.”

Earlier this week, Hunt insisted he hasn’t gotten in touch with Chiefs about taking over as Chiefs head coach, after Middendorp was sacked on Wednesday.

No one (from Chiefs) has spoken to me,” said Hunt

The source insisted that Hunt will be Chiefs head coach by next season.

It’s a norm in football that clubs and potential targets to deny everything especially when talks have not been concluded, but expect an announcement soon,” concluded the source.

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