Kaizer Chiefs is set to announce the signing or Gavin Hunt as the new head coach for the first team in the 2020/21 season to replace Ernst Middendorp.
The former Bidvest Wits coach has agreed personal terms with Amakhosi, and since he is a free agent there isn’t much work to do before he is announced.
Savanna News understands the deal was closed when Gavin Hunt lawyers met Kaizer Chiefs’ top brass to agree the terms of the contract including his salary and contract period.
Chiefs have been looking for a coach after sacking German trainer Ernst Middendorp following a disappointing season. Many local and foreign based coaches have been linked with perhaps the most demanding job in South Africa’s Premier Soccer League with frontrunners being Hunt, Botswana coach Adel Amerouche and Stuart Baxter. The prospective candidates were all contacted for the job leading to the selection of Hunt as the best candidate. Kaizer Chiefs were reported to be interested in Bafana Bafana legend and UEFA Champions League winner Benny McCarthy.
Kaizer Chiefs will be Gavin Hunt’s 7th club since he started his coaching career 25 years ago. He started at Seven Stars back in 1995 and he has won eight major titles. Amakhosi expect the experienced coach to bring some silverware to the Naturena.
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Kaizer Chiefs blew up a chance to win the ABSA Premiership after leading the race for almost the entre season only to lose on the last game.
The triumph has Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane oozing with confidence. he has even suggested the PSL should screen coaches contracted by clubs to improve competition and quality in the league.
“If you have not won where you were then why do you think you can win in South Africa. The league needs to regulate coaches that come to South Africa,” Mosimane said during a press conference following their treble win.