Experienced tactician Gavin Hunt has swiftly found a new managerial position following his departure from Kaizer Chiefs after being appointed as head coach at Chippa United, the club announced on Wednesday.
“Chippa United Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Gavin Hunt as the Club’s new Head Coach,” a club statement read.
The 56-year-old Hunt’s departure at Chiefs was the first time he had been sacked in his managerial career, which dates back to 1995.
Under Hunt’s guidance, the Soweto giants finished an underwhelming campaign in eighth position.
The former Bidvest Wits mentor is the longest-serving head coach in the modern PSL era and is also the most decorated coach currently serving in the PSL.
Hunt has won numerous individual accolades such as his first Coach of the Year award in 2002 while at Black Leopards.
He then repeated the same feat on three consecutive occasions as he guided SuperSport United to three PSL titles in a row from 2008 to 2010.
Later Hunt then also guided the now-defunct Bidvest Wits to their first ever league title in the club’s 99-year history back in 2016.
2017 Telkom Knockout Cup – Bidvest Wits
2016/17 Premier Soccer League – Bidvest Wits
2016 MTN 8 – Bidvest Wits
2012 Nedbank Cup – Supersport United
2010 Premier Soccer League – Supersport United
2009 Premier Soccer League – Supersport United
2008 Premier Soccer League – Supersport United
2004 ABSA Cup – Moroka Swallows
1997/98 First Division Coastal Stream – Seven Stars
2002 Coach of the Year – Black Leopards
2008 Coach of the Year – Supersport United
2009 Coach of the Year – Supersport United
2010 Coach of the Year – Supersport United