Kaizer Chiefs ended a week of speculation on Thursday afternoon when they announced former Wits mentor, Gavin Hunt as their new head coach.
Hunt replaces Ernst Middendorp who was sacked by the club last Wednesday after narrowly missing out on the league title to Mamelodi Sundowns
Chiefs believe that Hunt, who has tasted success often in local football, is the right man to end the club's trophy drought which goes back to the 2014/2015 season.
"We believe that with Hunt we have brought in a person with the right experience and energy to do just that," Chiefs supremo, Kaizer Motaung said in a statement announcing the signing.
Naturally, after the announcement, Twitter went into overdrive as Chiefs fans (and others) took to social media to let their thoughts be known.
Here are some of the best tweets:
Gavin Hunt joins Kaizer Chiefs as coach— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) September 17, 2020
Gavin Hunt has been appointed as the new head coach of Kaizer Chiefs. His contract will see him take charge of Amakhosi’s first team for the next three seasons.
More information: https://t.co/rhqTYjXYVg#HuntJoinsChiefs #Amakhosi4Life pic.twitter.com/B2UW1S617S
So Kaizer chiefs fans think Gavin Hunt is the solution to all their problems ???? pic.twitter.com/OmA0SOW45N— Mukovhe (@Mukovhe24) September 17, 2020
Gavin Hunt to Kaizer Chiefs is a big deal…— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) September 17, 2020
Gav has done great work at several clubs, so I’m fascinated to see how he does with one of South Africa’s giants.
His pedigree is unquestionable, and Naturena desperately needs a shake up. He’ll bring them that. pic.twitter.com/mOWVETAhhM
Now that Gavin Hunt to Kaizer Chiefs is a done deal, they should scrap their mediocre transfer policy. Gavin Hunt should be the one buying players not Bobby. pic.twitter.com/YfqgxiUlTX— The Philosopher (@NDIMZIN) September 17, 2020
The only way Gavin Hunt can be successful at Chiefs is when he is given total control of the team, without interference from the so called Kasi football specialists, who have never won anything as coaches— Sibusiso Buthelezi (@SbuSondiya) September 17, 2020
So now that that Gavin Hunt has signed with Kaizer Chiefs, it means it's the end of Pitso Mosimane's dominance??? But how when Gavin Hunt has been there the whole time in the reign of Pitso? pic.twitter.com/Xbrlrim8yI— POTTER 19 (@MapogoArthur) September 17, 2020
It was clear in Interviews that the coach is into us like we were into him... Welcome coach Gavin Hunt to Kaizer Chiefs. We sorry Wits but we needed him to come and shake things up in the Gold and Black hearts of the Glamour Boys of the Phefeni ?????? https://t.co/2WpxEQiK7G— Luyanda Zangwa ?????? (@CooLue_Zat) September 17, 2020
Guys make me understand please. Gavin Hunt situation... was he a coach somewhere? What happened to the other team?— LIONESS (@Hlulie_) September 17, 2020
"Kaizer Chiefs have secured 'four-time league winner' Gavin Hunt as the successor to Ernst Middendorp."— T| S| H| E| P| O (@MrMhla2U) September 17, 2020
"Four-time League Winner" being the most important part of the headline!!! https://t.co/HVgo7n9vuC
Kaizer Chiefs fans are happy for the appointment of Gavin Hunt from Wits, but that won't automatically help the club to win trophies. Coach doesn't play on the field, so the woes are still going to happen as long as there is still Willard Katsande and Parker.???????????? pic.twitter.com/HkurhmoQX0— Joe (@Joe_man2019) September 17, 2020
Robert Marawa is really excited about Gavin Hunt signing for his favourite team Kaizer Chiefs hey and this "Game over" jab is directed at Pitso and Mamelodi Sundowns FC's domination if you're slow to catch ON...— Sundowns _Fanatic ?? ?? ?? (@Fantastic_SoLo) September 17, 2020
“What nonsense is this?” Gavin Hunt— Pat (@PatBafo) September 17, 2020
He is not happy with the numbers pic.twitter.com/ZFjRkTkBth
A NEW BEGINNING FOR AMAKHOSI— Sporty Issues (@Sporty__Issues) September 17, 2020
Gavin Hunt has finally been confirmed as the new man in charge at Naturena.
He has been given three years to save this once glorious giant called Kaizer Chiefs
Can he do it? pic.twitter.com/3LlyVzzSBm
I'm happy Gavin Hunt joined our team but I'm not putting my whole heart into the next season with Kaizer Chiefs.— Siyabulela Stuurman (@nay_stuurman) September 17, 2020
I'm still not over the disappointment of this season. ????
We welcome coach Gavin hunt to our team, to my fellow supporters let's give this gentlemen all the support and results will come @KaizerChiefs @kaizerm_jnr— choma jacobus (@chomadj) September 17, 2020