Is Gavin Hunt the man for the job?


Gavin Hunt, head coach of Bidvest Wits during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 game between Cape Town City and Bidvest Wits at Cape Town Stadium on 18 January 2020 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Mamelodi Sundowns are looking to replace sacked coach – Ernst Middendorp with Gavin Hunt, who is the former Bidvest Wits coach.

According to reports from Sunday Times, Hunt will be accompanied with football greats – Kwanele Kopo and Doctor Khumalo (who will be his assistant).

This changes were triggered after the club chairman Kaizer Motaung sacked Middendorp and his former assistant, Bafana Bafana striker – Shaun Bartlett last week.

Middendorp failed to clinch the league title last week after leading the table since 2019/20 Absa Premiership started. Amakhosi had a 1-1 draw with Baroka FC while their rivals won their match against Black Leopards with a stunning 3-0 scoreline.

However, when Hunt was asked to confirm his new appointment, he denied being in talks with Kaizer Motaung.

Is it? Geez, you’ve got very good sources. Whaaaaat? Geez, your sources are unbelievable. I’m in Cape Town right now and I haven’t spoken to anybody, so I don’t know where you’re getting your stories,” he said.

Hunt trended on Twitter during the weekend when Amakhosi fans went about wanting Hunt to be the man for the job, because they believe he is the coach that can help revive the club to winning ways.

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