Kaizer Chiefs supremo Kaizer Motaung has explained in detail the decision to appoint Gavin Hunt as the new coach on a three-year deal.
The club made the much anticipated announcement on Thursday afternoon as they captured one of only four coaches in South Africa to win the top flight Premier Soccer League title a record four times.
Motaung said that Hunt’s impeccable record was a big factor.
“We looked at our situation and our needs before deciding on Gavin,” said the Chiefs chairman in a statement on the club’s website.
“He brings with him an abundance of experience, having coached about five 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.”
The 56-year-old coach is a former Seven Stars, Hellenic, Black Leopards, Morka Swallows, SuperSport United and Bidvest Wits mentor.
Hunt won three titles with SuperSport and one with Wits, but Amakhosi are yet to lift any silverware since 2015.
They came close this year, but were pipped to the championship by Mamelodi Sundowns on the last day of the season – coach Ernst Middendorp was let go a few days later.
“We believe that with Hunt we have brought in a person with the right experience and energy to do just that,” Motaung said.
“We know Gavin always endeavours to learn more about the game by attending courses both locally and overseas. This knowledge will come in handy to guide our team. We are looking forward to him sharing his experience with the team.”
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