Pitso urges Hunt to complete Egypt move


Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has urged compatriot Gavin Hunt to follow him into coaching in Egypt.

Four-time PSL-winning coach Gavin Hunt has been encouraged to move abroad by Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane as his wait to find a new club continues.

The 57-year-old has been without a team since splitting with Chippa United in November last year and took to social media to social media over the weekend to highlight his longing for a return to the game.

Hunt, who boasts no fewer than eight major titles in South African football, shared a picture of himself shouting instructions on the sidelines with an accompanying caption that read, "miss being pitchside."

His tweet was quickly picked up by old rival and former Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United coach, Pitso Mosimane, who called for him to join the ranks of South African coaches in Egypt.

"Gavin Hunt, big respect for you," Mosimane replied in a quote tweet. "You have won all SA trophies. History archived. Come feel the waters in this region where am I (tough though) & you might like it.

"When we have a day off, I will ask my friend's yacht to take us over the Mediterranean for fishing and dolphin watching."

The lighthearted exchange was met with a positive response by Hunt, who also lauded his compatriot's remarkable achievements with Al Ahly in recent seasons, which include, among others, two CAF Champions League triumphs.

I am dying to come there! Get me a job," he said. "I am so proud of all you’ve achieved. I see the results every week, so happy for you. Get that yacht ready, Pitso!"