Gavin Hunt appointed as new Kaizer Chiefs coach

JOHANNESBURG – Former Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt put pen to paper and was appointed as the new head coach of Kaizer Chiefs yesterday.

The Cape Town-born mentor will started his job immediately and his contract will see him take charge of Amakhosi’s first team for the next three seasons.

Hunt brings a wealth of experience since he joined professional football in 1981. The former defender spent most of his playing career at Hellenic FC for 13 years. He went straight into coaching after hanging up his boots in 1994. He has an impressive Curriculum Vitae and a glittering coaching career, including his first accolade as a coach, having promoted Seven Stars from the First Division Coastal Stream to the elite league. His other accolades include winning the PSL Coach of the Season on five occasions. He has also won the league championship four times with two different teams and has several domestic cup competitions under his belt.

“We looked at our situation and our needs before deciding on Gavin. He brings with him an abundance of experience, having coached about fives teams in the Premiership. There is success wherever he has coached. Given that the Covid-19 epidemic has forced us to finish the season in the bio-bubble and that the squad will only rest for two weeks before the players return for pre-season, we needed a coach who understands the local market and conditions. We believe that with Hunt we have brought in a person with the right experience and energy to do just that,” said the club chairman, Kaizer Motaung.

The team said the announcement of the new assistant coach will be made in due course. Hunt will meet the team for the first time next week when the squad returns to training in preparation of the 2020/21 season.

Supplied Content/Kaizer Chiefs

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