Hunt's assessment of Chiefs squad


Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has shared his assessment of the squad he has at his disposal as he looks to get the club back in contention for silverware.

Hunt was announced as the new Chiefs head coach on Thursday as the successor to Ernst Middendorp ahead of the 2020/21 season.

With Chiefs still facing a transfer ban, pending the current appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Hunt is poised to work with the current players at his disposal.

But the four-time league winner appears confident that the runners-up to Mamelodi Sundowns could challenge for silverware with a minor shift in mentality.

"We've got a squad of players that just came second by 20 minutes [in the last game of the season]; we've got a squad of players that needs to win a trophy again," the 56-year-old told the club's official website.

"There are a lot of players that have won a lot here, and are they still hungry to win more? The ones that haven't won, we need to get them to want to win more trophies.

"The bottom line is that we need a club going in the direction and competing in terms of the success of trophies, that's for sure.

"This is a club that needs to compete in every tournament, be it the Telkom Knockout, Nedbank, MTN8 and Africa. We're going to need help."

Amakhosi will begin pre-season training this week while the club's hierarchy look to finalise the technical team for the former Bidvest Wits and SuperSport United manager.

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