Gavin Hunt addresses Kaizer Chiefs trophy drought following appointment

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Image via Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has opened up about his appointment and discussed his main aim now that he has been entrusted to lead the club.

Hunt is no stranger to Chiefs, having played against them for decades both as a player and a coach, but he now finds himself wearing the famous black and gold.

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He has been heavily backed by Amakhosi faithful to bring back the glory days to Naturena, where they have not opened their trophy cabinet for over five years.

But the four-time league-winning tactician has now expressed his readiness to take up the challenge as he stressed what needs to be done now going forward.

"I'm very happy to be here and can't wait to get working. I'm very privileged and honoured to be here at Kaizer Chiefs, sometimes in football it's all about timing," Hunt said in a sit-down interview with the club.

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"Hopefully we can make it an enjoyable stay and win some trophies. If you look at the history of the football club from my time in 1981 as a player against them, to see where the club has grown. 

"For me, then it was the biggest football club in South Africa, from supporter-wise and trophy-wise. The last few years have been a bit barren, and hopefully we can turn that around."

The 56-year-old tactician, who is the second most-decorated PSL coach behind only Pitso Mosimane, further added: "I understand the pressures of getting results, I mean I've been doing it for a long time.

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"But obviously this is totally different from when we were always the ones playing against Chiefs and trying to quieten the supporters, now we have to liven up the supporters and it won't be easy.

"We need to win, because winning is what breeds a little bit [of confidence], but we also need to play in a way that people enjoy. But winning has got to be certainly the first prize."

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