Kaizer Chiefs sign Gavin Hunt as new head coach

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The former Bidvest Wits manager has finally agreed terms with the Soweto giants ahead of the 2020/21 season, with an official announcement expected from the club this afternoon.

KickOff.com understands from an insider close to the move that a deal has been signed after Hunt's representatives met with the club's hierarchy to finalise the terms of his contract.

Chiefs have been chasing their new head coach since the sacking of the German tactician last week with frontrunner Hunt, Adel Amerouche and Stuart Baxter all understood to have been contacted for the role.

The move marks Hunt's seventh club since his first managerial role with Seven Stars back in 1995 and with eight major titles won during his 25-year coaching career, silverware will be expected to follow for Amakhosi as he makes the move to Naturena.

Adel Amrouche – Had been in talks with Chiefs but
Adel Amrouche – Had been in talks with Chiefs but is contracted to the Botswana national team
Doctor Khumalo – Reportedly earmarked to assist Hu
Doctor Khumalo – Reportedly earmarked to assist Hunt, although his manager has denied any contact with Chiefs
Benni McCarthy – Caused a stir and a slew of specu
Benni McCarthy – Caused a stir and a slew of speculative reports when he publicly consoled Amakhosi following their recent PSL heartbreak
Gordon Igesund – Still available and has indicated
Gordon Igesund – Still available and has indicated he wants to return to the PSL, has pedigree of winning four PSL titles with four different clubs
Kwanele Kopo – Also reportedly linked with Amakhos
Kwanele Kopo – Also reportedly linked with Amakhosi as a second assistant alongside '16V'
Stuart Baxter – Chiefs put out feelers to the last
Stuart Baxter – Chiefs put out feelers to the last coach to bring silverware to Naturena but he is currently contracted to Indian club Odisha FC