Gavin Hunt plots the way forward for Kaizer Chiefs

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Hunt is confident that a reshuffle of the squad at his disposal during the next transfer window will bring back the desired sense of pride at Naturena that has disappeared through their trophy drought.

The Amakhosi coach has his feet in the mud having adopted a squad that he had no influence over and has had to go through his first year carrying a fire extinguisher as he seeks to sort what is there while trying to compete.

He knows all too well that in between fixing whatever could be broken, he will ultimately have to deliver on what matters most.

"The club has brought me here to win trophies and they will win trophies with me," he acknowledges.

However, reality is that before he is ultimately able to get there, he has in-house matters to sort out. 

Scroll to see the players who will likely leave Ch
Scroll to see the players who will likely leave Chiefs this year
Philani Zulu (set for end of season release)
Philani Zulu (set for end of season release)
Dumisani Zuma (set for end of season release)
Dumisani Zuma (set for end of season release)
Itumeleng Khune (set for overseas move)
Itumeleng Khune (set for overseas move)
Lebogang Manyama (under performance review)
Lebogang Manyama (under performance review)
Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya (under performance review)
Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya (under performance review)
Bernard Parker (under performance review)
Bernard Parker (under performance review)
Lazarous Kambole (under performance review)
Lazarous Kambole (under performance review)
Kgotso Moleko (under performance review)
Kgotso Moleko (under performance review)
Willard Katsande (under performance review)
Willard Katsande (under performance review)

"What we need to do is really look at our squad going forward and get that desire and attitude back. They were so close last year but we need to be challenging for trophies across all fronts. That obviously takes time with a squad, we really need to look at our squad and have people who want to be here and play and signings going forward is key for any club.

"If we stick together and go along the path that I want, I know we will be successful, but it doesn't come quickly, things take time. People are always impatient, and we've not won anything yet and just one step at a time," says Hunt.

Already out of the Nedbank Cup after also losing out on the MTN8, Chiefs must now spend the rest of their domestic campaign doing damage control in the league in the hope that they finish further up than the ninth position they occupy at the moment.