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Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt is set to return to SuperSport. Image: @Nuscher_M / Twitter

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Gavin Hunt is set to make a sensational return as coach of SuperSport United, reportedly on a three-year deal.

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Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt is set to return to SuperSport. Image: @Nuscher_M / Twitter

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.

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After a brief move to Chippa United, Hunt has been without a job for quite some time, but recently said 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.

According to SABC Sport, leading football journalist Mazola Molefe reports that Hunt is poised to be unveiled as SuperSport’s new coach on a three-year deal, and pending board approval, the announcement could be made as soon as this Friday.

SuperSport United have been 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 was hoping to be appointed to the position full-time.

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

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

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

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.