The Siya crew can confirm that Cavin Johnson’s move to SuperSport United has been all but confirmed, with the coach having agreed on terms with the Tshwane-based outfit, although expect denials all around.
As predicted by the crew in January, Gavin Hunt’s exit from Matsatsantsa was confirmed on Wednesday, with Hunt subsequently joining Wits. SuperSport are now looking to replace their long-time coach and fill the void left on the bench.
Soccer-Laduma since revealed SuperSport’s short-list for the head coach role, which included the likes of Cavin Johnson, Steve Komphela, Ernst Middendorp, Mark Harrison, Owen da Gama and Ruud Krol.
Johnson has been the odds-on favourite for the job, and it as since been revealed that the club and Johnson have agreed to a deal.
However, the deal cannot be announced as of yet because of Johnson’s contractual obligations to Platinum Stars. The coach is contracted to the Phokeng-based side and will need to be released if he is to pursue his coaching career with SuperSport.
Johnson is in the process of negotiating with Platinum Stars.