Gavin Hunt quits SuperSport

Johannesburg - SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt has been released from his contract two years early, the club announced on Wednesday.

Hunt has signed a long term contract with Bidvest Wits, it was finally confirmed on Wednesday ending months of speculation.

"We've sat down over the past 24 hours and had a chat, and we can confirm that Gavin has asked to be released from his contract at SuperSport," said United director of football Stan Matthews.

"Obviously it's a big blow for us. He's a fantastic coach who served us tremendously well."

Hunt had strongly been linked with a move to fellow Premiership outfit Wits since the beginning of the year, with speculation mounting that he would leave United following their defeat to Kaizer Chiefs in the Nedbank Cup final last weekend.

Hunt played fullback for now defunct Cape Town club Hellenic, before launching his coaching career by taking Seven Stars into the Premier League.

Spells at other top-flight sides Hellenic, Black Leopards and Moroka Swallows followed, before he succeeded Pitso Mosimane and led SuperSport to three consecutive Premiership titles between 2007 to 2010.

"It's a very difficult time for me. I'm doing this with a very heavy heart," said Hunt, who spent six years with the Pretoria outfit.

"In this business, as we all know, maybe a change would be good for me. I will forever be indebted to this club."
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