Amakhosi fans are getting very excited about the prospect of the ex-Bidvest Wits coach signing on as Ernst Middendorp’s replacement
Kaizer Chiefs fans took to Twitter en masse to air their views on the imminent arrival of ex-Bidvest Wits chief Gavin Hunt as head coach.
Reports in the South African media on Thursday suggest that the 56-year-old is on the brink of being unveiled by Amakhosi as the replacement for Ernst Middendorp.
The German coach oversaw a remarkable 2019-20 campaign in which Chiefs led the table for almost the entirety of the season before succumbing at the death as they were overhauled by Mamelodi Sundowns on the final day.
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While the Brazilians thumped Black Leopards 3-0, Chiefs were held 1-1 by Baroka and ultimately opened the door to Sundowns nabbing the title.
Welcome Gavin Hunt to the mighty Amakhosi ✌️
But I really think Chiefs needs to sign new players instead of chopping and changing coaches. ijs
— Thamaga👑 (@IamRanks_Parker) September 17, 2020
— 👴Mkhulu Ka Lerato👴 (@PsSangweni) September 17, 2020
Kaizer chiefs should give Gavin Hunt a blank cheque if they want him to flourish. It’s the secret to Pitso Mosimane’s success at sundowns.
— Aubz (@Aubreychiibi) September 17, 2020
Gavin Hunt won’t finish his term #KaizerChiefs.
— Koena. (@ThabaKoena) September 17, 2020
Middendorp was ultimately dismissed for his failure, and Hunt—along with ex-Kenya boss Adel Amrouche—has been heavily tipped for the post.
It appears likely that a deal is imminent, with reports in SA revealing on Thursday that the former Hellenic full-back was close to agreeing a deal.
So Kaizer chiefs fans think Gavin Hunt is the solution to all their problems 😌😌 pic.twitter.com/OmA0SOW45N
— Mukovhe (@Mukovhe24) September 17, 2020
I’m so emotional about what the management has done yazi we said we wanted coach Gavin Hunt as fans and surprisingly they listened, I hope after the ban they will give him all the resources and let him sign his players. NO INTERRUPTIONS FROM THE MANAGEMENT PLEASE!!! ✌✌✌ pic.twitter.com/T3LinCtGMZ
— YEMYEM (@Yemyem_M) September 17, 2020
Gavin Hunt believes in young players, I’m convinced he will use Bruce Bvuma as no 1 goalie and we might see the likes of Boss ya Mboka leaving the FC
— CasperTheGhost (@caspermahatlani) September 17, 2020
I’m really happy about coach Gavin Hunt’s appointment at Naturena. I’m however stressed on his behalf. That team is gonna stress him out 😭😭😭
— Batebang Moholi (@Batebang) September 17, 2020
Hunt has extensive experience in the South African game, having won a trio of PSL titles during a glittering spell with SuperSport United, as well as spells with Moroka Swallows, Leopards and Wits.
He has been named PSL Coach of the Season on four occasions.
Gavin Hunt: Steve, do you think joining Kaizer Chiefs would be a great idea?
Komphela: You see Gav, when you get into a relationship with a widow, the first question you must ask her is “What killed your previous three husbands?” pic.twitter.com/DARHAxqeOu
— Betting 101 (@JustAPunter_ZA) September 17, 2020
It’s gonna be interesting to see what Gavin Hunt does with a bigger budget for players. He’s won titles with small budgets compared to the big 3 teams.
— Sanele Mthethwa 🇿🇦 (@sanza0) September 17, 2020
Gavin Hunt wont win the first 5 games and that angry fan base will be chasing him with SuperSport cameras… pic.twitter.com/zFa8JRob61
— iVenda Lase Mlazi (@Oscar_T_Hamese) September 17, 2020
Where was Gavin Hunt coaching all this time?
Was he coaching in a different league where he wasn’t in competition with Pitso?
Why the Zoo behaving as if he just dropped out of nowhere to take over at that pathetic club. pic.twitter.com/E6q1QWO07U
— Khudumphato (@khudumphato) September 17, 2020
Gavin Hunt is a top notch coach, one of the best to Coach in the PSL. He does have a history of playing with skillful players (although gets annoyed with aimless showboating. which is understandable)
I have just never imagined him working peacefully with Bobby Motaung.
— Geno (@GenoBrown_) September 17, 2020
What are your signings do you expect at Naturena since Gavin Hunt is the new coach of Kaizer Chiefs? pic.twitter.com/vJtggYFngE
— Boromo Mokoena (@Boromo_M) September 17, 2020