Pitso Mosimane Gavin Hunt

Pitso Mosimane and Gavin Hunt share a moment back in the day. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

LATEST: Gavin Hunt poised to make SuperSport United return?

Gavin Hunt increasingly appears set to make a sensational return to coaching SuperSport United, according to reports.

Pitso Mosimane Gavin Hunt

Pitso Mosimane and Gavin Hunt share a moment back in the day. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

In May last year, Kaizer 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.

Hunt – who is a four-time league winner as a coach – has also recently hinted on social media that he is missing the feeling of being closely involved in the game, which drew an interesting response from close friend and colleague Pitso Mosimane.

“I have struggled to understand that you are yet to get attached to a team after winning so many league and cup trophies, plus Caf Champions League experience,” Mosimane replied to Hunt’s tweet about missing football.

It now appears that Hunt may not be without a job for too much longer.

SuperSport United are expected to make their final decision on a new head coach in the coming days after a board meeting. After firing coach Kaitano Tembo in April, Andre Arendse stepped in as caretaker coach until the end of the season and is hoping to be appointed to the position full-time.

Other coaches being linked to the job are Fadlu DavidsGavin HuntBenni McCarthy and Cavin Johnson.

Yet, it’s now been revealed by the increasingly popular social media handle, UnplayableZA, that SuperSport United are looking to bring back Hunt as head coach. It could signify a remarkable return after his extensive and largely successful stint at the club between 2007 and 2013.


Hunt recently spent some time at Manchester City in what was an “upskilling” trip to England

Recently, Phakaaathi reports 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.

A few weeks ago 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.

Taking to social media, Hunt had now suggested he is missing the game, and it will be interesting to see whether he could begin to push for a new job opportunity.