Tuesday Sep 15, 2020. 14:02
Pitso Mosimane has backed Gavin Hunt for the head coaching job at Kaizer Chiefs.
Hunt has been heavily linked with the Amakhosi coaching position following Bidvest Wits’ sale to Limpopo businessman and Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila owner, Masala Mulaudzi.
The 56-year-old is amongst the most successful coaches in South African football having won four Absa Premiership titles [three with SuperSport United and one with the Clever Boys]. Mosimane, who recently passed Hunt’s mark after leading Sundowns to a third straight league crown, only had good things to say about the former Hellenic right-back and endorsed him for the Chiefs job.
“Gavin keeps me on the edge, our games are always very close, let’s be honest. I can say that I have been following him, he has achieved things before I’ve been able to get them and you can’t be lucky for so many years,” said Mosimane.
“He is a very good coach, he knows how to win, he has won a lot. He has won trophies. He is winning. If Gavin comes [and coaches Kaizer Chiefs] I will be happy. I always promote: Local Is Lekker [good].”
Apart from Hunt, Algeria’s Adel Amrouche also continues to be linked with a move to Naturena after the Soweto giants parted ways with Ernst Middendorp earlier this month and confirmed to Kick-Off that he has held talks with the Glamour Boys.
Doctor Khumalo and Kwanele Kopo have been earmarked as possible assistants to Hunt with the latter having worked with Hunt at SuperSport United.
Chiefs parted ways with Middendorp and assistant coach Shaun Bartlett after narrowly missing out on the Absa Premiership title on the final day of the 2019/20 season.
Apart from Bidvest Wits and Matsatsantsa, Hunt has previously coached Moroka Swallows, Black Leopards, Hellenic and Seven Stars.