Hunt explains shock Chippa move


Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has explained the reasons behind his shock move to Chippa United.

Less than three months after parting ways with Amakhosi, four-time PSL winning coach Hunt has made a prompt return to the top-flight after being appointed as the new manager for Gqeberha-based side Chippa United.

The 56-year-old tactician succeeds Lehlohonolo Seema as the man at the helm for the Chilli Boys and has penned a contract that will see him spend the next two seasons at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Hunt, whose CV includes league-winning campaigns with SuperSport United and Bidvest Wits, surprised many with his move to a Chippa United team that narrowly avoided relegation last season, but he stressed that he is looking forward to the opportunity of taking the club forward.

"I see this as a massive challenge, and one that really excites me," the ex-Chiefs boss said in a press release following his appointment.

"The Eastern Cape as a region is where many fantastic South African sportsmen and women hail from and this area certainly deserves a successful football club that the locals can be proud of.

"The facilities here are outstanding and the passion of the people, both in the province and at the club is amazing. I can't wait to start working again."

The club has also confirmed that Roy Limongelli has been brought in to fill an administrative support role alongside Hunt, with the duo having worked together at Wits, and that the veteran coach's assistant will be announced in due course.

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