Gavin Hunt tipped as a ‘favourite’ for SuperSport United job – report

Gavin Hunt tipped as a ‘favourite’ for SuperSport United job – report

Tembo had served the club for 23 years, first as a player in 1999 before moving into a coaching role, serving as an assistant to Gavin Hunt, Stuart Baxter and Eric Tinkler and then taking over as Head Coach in 2018.

Hunt memorably coached SuperSport to three consecutive league titles from 2007-08 to 2009-10, having served at the club between 2007 to 2013, but he is currently without a job after being let go by Chippa United.

He has previously said that he is on the lookout for a job, but is currently spending time with Manchester City where he will spend a brief period learning from various roleplayers at the powerhouse English club.

Benni McCarthy, who was recently fired by AmaZulu is among a number of coaches linked to SuperSport, but as that talk has died down, a Phakaaathi source has claimed that Hunt is the favourite to take over fromTembo if a decision is taken to appoint a newcomer.

“I think they will go with him because he believes in young players and has a proven record of assembling a team with players who are not too expensive.

“He also proved to be favouring young players at Chiefs and with what SuperSport want to do, it all augurs well. Plus he already knows the culture and everything about the club.”

Recently, SuperSport CEO Stan Matthews hinted that they could allow Arendse to stay in the job, and he made a bright start to his tenure after a recent win over Chiefs.

“We’ve now given Andre Arendse a run until the end of the season and he’s chosen to work with Thabo September. We are happy with that. We’ll see how it goes and whether he likes it or not. If not, then we will have to look outside”

THE SUPERSPORT TRIBUTE TO TEMBO READ AS FOLLOWS:

“Kaitano is the epitome of the dedicated club man,” said Matthews. “Very few players transition into coaching at the same club where they played. We want to thank Kaitano for the many years that he served SuperSport United in various capacities.

It is never easy parting ways but as a true servant, Kaitano has always placed the interests of the club above that of individuals. We are grateful for the role he has played at the club both as a player and coach.”

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