Gavin Hunt has been appointed as the new head coach of Kaizer Chiefs. He replaced Ernst Middendorp, who was relieved of his duties earlier this month.
Cape Town-born Hunt will start immediately and has signed a contract for the next three seasons. Kaizer Motaung has since explained the decision behind appointing the four-time Absa Premiership title winner claiming his continental experience was pivotal in the decision.
“We looked at our situation and our needs before deciding on Gavin,” confirmed Chairman Kaizer Motaung.
“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.
“Playing on the continent is key for us as we haven’t done as well as we should have. We have players who have participated in the competition and this experience should certainly be to our advantage.
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“The other thing I have always emphasized is the need for coaches to equip themselves with the requisite knowledge. The game has changed and become much more scientific.
“We know Gavin always endeavors 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.”