Gavin Hunt: I hope to manage at a World Cup

Gavin Hunt: I hope to manage at a World Cup
Gavin Hunt, head coach of Bidvest

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday May 07, 2020. 16:00

Bidvest Wits manager Gavin Hunt has expressed his hope that he will manage at the World Cup in the future – though he believes it won’t be with South Africa’s national team.

Hunt is one of the most accomplished coaches in South African domestic football and has interviewed for the national team job in the past. However, he appears to have moved on from his ambition of leading Bafana Bafana.

“I’ve had more interviews than I have had breakfast for the Bafana job. When you walk into the room and you don’t know any of the people that will interview you, that’s the problem,” Hunt told Far Post.

“I always say with the national team job, no matter where in the world, they’ve got to identify the person that they want and interview him. I remember in 2010, myself, Steve Komphela and Gordon Igesund, we would go into the room like little schoolboys.

“We went there one by one and we had 45 minutes to do the presentation. I said, what am I gonna talk about in 45 minutes.

“You ask me the question and then I’ll talk. It was crazy times. Interesting, you learn from those situations.”

With South Africa seemingly out of the picture for Hunt, the four-time PSL title winner has revealed that he has been linked with the jobs for Ghana’s Black Stars and Zambia’s Chipolopolo.

“That has to be the ultimate. Be it Ghana or somewhere, I don’t know. There was a bit of talk with Ghana at one stage, but in Ghana, they’ve got five presidents, and everyone is an agent,” explained Hunt.

“It was just talking on the phone call. Zambia also [wanted me] when Kalusha Bwalya [was still the president of the Zambian Football Association] after Herve Renard left.”

For now, Hunt will be focused on leading Bidvest Wits in the remainder of the 2019-20 season if and when it is resumed.

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