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The new PSL season has just kicked off. Photo: Sharon Seretlo/Gallo Images

LATEST: Yet another PSL coach set to part ways with their club?

In what has been a brutal ‘off-season’ in the PSL for both players and coaches, it’s reported that another club boss could be let go.

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The new PSL season has just kicked off. Photo: Sharon Seretlo/Gallo Images

Just this it was confirmed that Maritzburg United have parted ways with head coach Ernst Middendorp after a disappointing 2021/22 PSL season. The likes of Stuart Baxter, Benni McCarthy, Kaitano Tembo, Fadlu Davids and Lehlohonolo Seema have all been fired or let go in recent months, and Dan Malesela’s future at Marumo Gallants is reportedly now unclear.

Surprisingly, despite Malesela doing what many believe to be a more-than-decent job at Marumo Gallants, there is no agreement over extending his contract that soon comes to an end.

“I’m still with Marumo for now,” he told iDiski Times. “My contract is expiring in June at the end of this month and I haven’t had talks with the club yet.”


Could Gavin Hunt be set for a return to the PSL?

Meanwhile, Gavin Hunt is reportedly on the shortlist of candidates who could be considered as a replacement for Ernst Middendorp at Maritzburg.

The Team of Choice spent the PSL season battling to beat relegation with the side ultimately achieving as much when they finished in 12th position with 31 points. The KwaZulu-Natal side have already discarded eight players as they prepare for next season, including a few experienced campaigners.

With the team undergoing plenty of change, sources – according to Soccer Laduma – have now suggested that Hunt is believed to be on the shortlist of coaches for the vacant role.

In May last year, Chiefs released Hunt from his contract after a string of poor results with the club, although he had led Amakhosi to the semi-final of the CAF Champions League.


After a brief move to Chippa United, Hunt is now without a job, and recently told Soccer Laduma he is keeping his options open, while suggesting he would love to take on a new coaching challenge if the culture was the right fit.

Several clubs have reportedly expressed an interest in Hunt, but he won’t be rushing into a new job.

The experienced coach recently spent some time at Manchester City in what was an “upskilling” trip to England, but Phakaaathi recently reported that he won’t step into a new coaching gig without due diligence.

“He is not in a hurry for a new job. He has had a few clubs coming to ask about his availability but he is not too keen. He wants a club that will need him and allow him to work in his own way by bringing the kind of players that he wants,” said a Phakaaathi source.

“I heard that even Simba SC of Tanzania have made enquiries about him recently and that could be where he goes if they reach an agreement on working conditions.”


Recently Hunt reiterated that he didn’t see value in necessarily pushing his CV out there

“No, I am not sending CVs. I went to the Bafana job three times for an interview…what do you want a CV for? They either want you or they don’t want you, I must send a CV? A CV for what? It’s like a player, you go on trial and they say yes or no,” said Hunt.