Gavin Hunt AFCON Africa Cup of Nations

Gavin Hunt. Photo: PA

Gavin Hunt CONFIRMS his plans for the Christmas break

Gavin Hunt plans to enjoy the festive break after his brief spell at Chippa United ended – and has no plans for the immediate future.

Gavin Hunt AFCON Africa Cup of Nations

Gavin Hunt. Photo: PA

Gavin Hunt says he plans to enjoy the upcoming festive break after his brief spell at Chippa United ended – and has no plans for the immediate future.

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Since Soweto giants Orlando Pirates were hammered 4-1 last Friday by Mamelodi Sundowns, there has been increased speculation linking Hunt to the head coaching position at the Buccaneers.

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However, in an interview with TimesLIVE, Hunt said he was unaware of any Orlando Pirates approach.

“I’m reading a lot about me in the papers, but not paying any attention,” Hunt was quoted as saying.

Hunt added that his immediate plans were to enjoy a seaside holiday on the Garden Route, to get fit and relax.

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Gavin Hunt, now 57, has won South Africa’s top-flight PSL title four times as a coach.

At SuperSport United he clinched the title in three consecutive seasons – in 2007/08, 2008/09 and 2009/10 – and won again in the 2016/17 season with Bidvest Wits.

Chippa United were Gavin Hunt’s 8th club as a coach

Hunt has the runaway record of 910 matches as a coach from the time he won promotion with Seven Stars in 1998.

Chippa United was his eighth club as a coach. 

The previous seven were: Seven Stars, Hellenic, Black Leopards, Moroka Swallows, SuperSport United, Bidvest Wits and Kaizer Chiefs.

Hunt made over 300 appearances in all competitions as a defender for Hellenic during his playing days.

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