Lucas Radebe urges Kaizer Chiefs players to embrace new coach Gavin Hunt


On Thursday, Chiefs chairman Kaizer 'Chincha Guluva' Motaung made the supporters' wish come true when he tied the successful coach to a three-year deal.

Radebe says he has no doubt the former Bidvest Wits and SuperSport United coach will succeed at the Soweto giants.

"For me it's a good signing and what a time to arrive at Kaizer, I think he can only do better," Radebe tells

"You see even if they finish second, but I think obviously his task will be to win silverware, besides to win the league. I think he's a great coach and it showed with Wits you know. I think he's destined for bigger things at Kaizer Chiefs."

The four-time league winner is known to be a hardworking, no-nonsense perfectionist who does not tolerate any sloppy performances from his players.

"Nah I think coaches are different," Radebe reasons. "I think they'll have to embrace the way he is you know as a manager, his openness and transparency with the players. And it can only be fair if he talks like that, it's not destructive or not even bad when he talks like that, but it's to make the players realise...

"And you know he's gonna be open with the media so as for me, I think it's a good thing, he will make them not only better players but better people as well. We're gonna see a different Kaizer Chiefs this season.

"It's gonna be tough because the expectations you know for a bigger club, especially after they have failed to win anything for that long... so they will expect him as early as possible to at least get the club playing well.

"For me I think that would be wiser. Because if they expect him to win the trophies it might not happen, then it becomes a disappointment again to the fans. But I think he needs a chance; he needs that opportunity to set up the way he wants at Kaizer Chiefs so that he can achieve.

"It's a pity he can't be signing anybody... but if they lift the ban, yes, they will be doing some signings. I think he will want to bring in a few players. I think he knows exactly where he needs to tighten up, and what kind of players he needs for the club.

"I think he will start with trophies because Sundowns is strong but I think they have shown that they can be beaten as well. I think the main thing that is going to boost the morale is the trophies first."

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Junior Khanye has welcomed Chiefs' decision to change the coaches and believes the club should also reassess other areas
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