Chiefs fire Gavin Hunt

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Gavin Hunt, former head coach of Kaizer Chiefs. Photo: File
Gavin Hunt, former head coach of Kaizer Chiefs. Photo: File

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Only eight months after his appointment, Kaizer Chiefs have terminated head coach Gavin Hunt’s contract.

The 56-year-old was appointed at the start of the season to replace Ernst Middendorp.

Hunt leaves the club following a tumultuous DStv Premiership season.

Chiefs are 11th on the log with an underwhelming 30 points from 28 games.

The team has recorded only six wins, with 10 losses and 12 draws.

In the interim, assistant coaches Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard will take charge of the senior team.
Kaizer Chiefs

The final nail in the coffin was the 2-1 loss to Black Leopards in Venda in the middle of the week.

Leopards are at the bottom of the log

“Kaizer Chiefs have terminated coach Gavin Hunt’s contract with immediate effect. Hunt joined Amakhosi in September 2020 ahead of the 2020/21 season,” the club said on Friday evening.

“During this time, he was in charge of 44 official matches in all competitions. In the interim, assistant coaches Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard will take charge of the senior team. The club will make further announcements in due course.”

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Qualifying for the semifinals of the CAF Champions League for the first time in their history was not enough to save Hunt’s job.

Chiefs, though, made it to the last four by the skin of their teeth after Simba SC nearly overturned a 4-0 advantage when they won 3-0 in the quarterfinal second leg last week.

Chiefs won 4-3 on aggregate.


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