Kaizer Chiefs have finally announced Gavin Hunt as replacement to the sacked Ernst Middendorp after agreeing to terms which will see the four-time league winning coach join the Amakhosi for the next three years – he is expected to start work on Monday.
Gavin Hunt joins Kaizer Chiefs as coach
Gavin Hunt has been appointed as the new head coach of Kaizer Chiefs. His contract will see him take charge of Amakhosi’s first team for the next three seasons.
— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) September 17, 2020
According to sources in the PSL, the Glamour Boys beat Orlando Pirates to the highly-rated coach’s signature after he left Bidvest Wits following the sale of the club to businessman Masala Mulaudzi.
As per Soccer Laduma, talks between Chiefs and Hunt were first reported on June 3, and this becomes the coach’s opportunity to manage one of the Premier Soccer League’s Big three clubs.
Hunt has previously coached at Hellenic, Black Leopards, Moroka Swallows, SuperSport United and was previously at Bidvest Wits, where he ended the club’s title drought after 96 years.
Hunt is now tasked to ensure he rediscovers glory at the Chiefs who last won the domestic league five years ago.
However, he is likely expected to work without signing any new players should the Court of Arbitration for Sport decide against the Chief’s appeal to have the two-window FIFA ban overturned.
Hunt is expected to meet up with the players on Monday, September 21, when his journey takes off at the village.