PSL giants Kaizer Chiefs appear to be edging closer to appointing Gavin Hunt as their coach for the new season,replacing Ernst Middendorp who parted ways with the club earlier this week.
Sources within the Amakhosi camp revealed the club has already been in talks with the 56-year-old mentor and he’s expected to return to Johannesburg this weekend to have a meeting with the club bosses.
Hunt parted ways last week with Bidvest Bids and is currently on holiday in Cape Town
“I think he will be back some this weekend to finalise the deal with the management next week,” added the source.
Reports from various quarters suggest that both Stuart Baxter and Benni McCarthy are also in the mix but with Hunt already in talks with Chiefs, chances are that the club will go with him.
The Glamour Boys are on a mission to restore the old glory days by winning major trophies again after missing out on the PSL crown by a whisker.
Chiefs fell short of ending their five-year drought this season after coming second behind Mamelodi Sundowns on the final day of the 2019-20 campaign.
The Amakhosi last lifted a major trophy when the won the league and cup double during Baxter’s tenure in 2015. This explains the reason why Baxter has been linked with a sensational return to the club.