- In a stunning but ultimately unsurprising turn of events, Gavin Hunt has been announced as SuperSport United coach
- Hunt won the Premier Soccer League title with Matsatsantsa a Pitori three consecutive times in 2008, 2009 and 2010
- United had been looking for a coach after parting ways with Kaitano Tembo last season, while Hunt had been jobless since 2021
Gavin Hunt has returned home to his former club SuperSport United.
The appointment was confirmed this morning by the club's chairman Khulu Sibiya.
According to Sport24, Sibiya said:
"He is very familiar to many of you and the football fraternity and very much familiar to SuperSport United. He's coming back home and I'm very happy to receive Gavin Hunt and I think he's going to take this club to a very high level."
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Hunt won the Castle Premiership title three times in a row with Matsatsantsa between 2008 and 2010. This made him the first coach in the Premier Soccer League to do so, before going on to win the Absa Premiership with Bidvest Wits in 2017, the club's first PSL title.
He parted ways with Chippa United last December after a string of poor results with the Gqeberha-based club, as per The Citizen. More famously, the 57-year-old had an unsuccessful stint with Kaizer Chiefs before that.
He was appointed by the Amakhosi as the coach in September 2020, but was sacked in May 2021 after a disappointing tenure which resulted in the club's continued trophy drought.
Annoyed Supersport United rubbishes rumours of the club being up for sale once and for all
SuperSport United Football Club has firmly put to bed rumours that the club was up for sale.
As reported by Sports Brief, in recent times, there had been whispers in the media that the Tshwane-based club will be put up for auction. A potential buyer came in the form of Zimbabwean tech billionaire Strive Masiyiwa, the chairman of Econet.
However, United released a statement denying all of this, threatening legal action against those who continued peddling the rumours.