24 September 2006 - Ernst Middendorp and Gavin Hunt during the SAA Supa 8 semi-final match between Kaizer Chiefs and Moroka Swallows at Kings Park in Durban

Chiefs legend: Gavin is similar to Ernst

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A former Kaizer Chiefs attacking midfielder explains why he is not convinced that new coach Gavin Hunt is the solution to all the club's problems.

Hunt was the most popular option amongst the club's supporters to take up the role after Ernst Middendorp was sacked due to the South African coach's local knowledge and proven record of winning.

The four-time league winner is already preparing for the 2020/21 season alongside his new assistant coaches Dillon Sheppard and Arthur Zwane.

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Amakhosi fans are renewed with optimism again after a devastating end to last season when Mamelodi Sundowns pipped them to the league title right at the death.

Hunt has said that he will try to play entertaining and winning football now that he is at Chiefs, but club legend Frank 'Disco' Makua says he still would have preferred a coach like Benni McCarthy, who is known to play more of a Glamour Boys style.

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"I think the best option for them would have been Benni, his style of play suits Kaizer Chiefs in terms of their game and build-ups from the back," Makua tells KickOff.com.

"Gavin Hunt, man, yes he's a good coach but his style of play is not convincing. Yes, he's a disciplinarian and he has won a lot of titles, but now we needed somebody who will understand the style of play, a style that is going to bring back the supporters.

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"Kaizer Chiefs supporters want to see attractive football. Gavin's style is similar to Middendorp's. He also has this thing of route-one football, go down the line and cross. Chiefs' style of play usually has someone who can distribute and supply those killer passes, you understand?

"Under Middendorp some of the players were scared to express themselves. With Gavin Hunt I think it's going to be difficult for them to enjoy their football. He is going to restrict them. But Benni would have allowed players to be free."

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Makua says any club thinking of employing McCarthy now should not be alarmed by his short temper and fighting the opposition bench during matches.

"Most of the best coaches around the world are like that," Makua argues. "Look at Jose Mourinho, same like Benni, he is arrogant. To me he's ready, he's got that experience."

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